Emission-free aviation in 2040?

Avinor, in partnership with the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries and ZERO, is hosting a conference on aviation and climate on 22 March 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DOGA in Oslo.

Avinor’s vision is that all domestic aviation in Norway shall be electrified by 2040. At the conference we ask the question: Can electrification, in addition to the use of sustainable biofuel, resolve aviation’s climate challenges?

Insight will be provided on aviation’s benefit to society and greenhouse gas emissions. We will have an updated status on the production and use of sustainable jet biofuel. Avinor will present a new report on electric aircraft, and speakers from airlines and electric aircraft manufacturers will explain the current situation and future prospects for the development of electric aircraft.

The conference will be concluded with a panel debate where key Norwegian politicians will discuss how Norway may become a pioneer in emission-free aviation.

The conference is free of charge. 

Time: 22 March 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration from 9 a.m.

Location: DOGA, Hausmanns gate 16, Oslo.


Introduction of electric aircraft in Norway

09:00 - 10:00Registration. Coffee and tea
10:00 - 10:30

Welcome/Setting the scene + Social/societal benefit of aviation

- Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, Avinor
- Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Minister of Transport and Communication. See recording.
-  «Luftfartens betydning for næringslivet». See recording. Per Øyvind Langeland, Avdelingsdirektør næringspolitisk avdeling, NHO

10:30 - 11:00

Aviation carbon emissions and mitigation initiatives

- «Kan luftfarten bli en «miljøvinner»?». See recording. Jon Sjølander, VP Strategy and Development, Avinor
-  «Towards Zero Emissions». See recording. Lars Andersen Resare, Head of Environment and CSR, SAS

11:00 - 11:40

Jet biofuel

- «Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Industry dynamics & development». See recording. Merel Laroy, Head of Marketing & Communication, SkyNRG
- «Biodrivstoff fra norsk skog: bærekraft og potensial». See recording. Rasmus Astrup, Forskningsleder, NIBIO
- «Demo Plant for Biofuel». See recording. Rune Gjessing, CEO, Silva Green Fuel
- «Quantafuel – A view into the next generation of sustainable fuel-innovation» . See recordingSee video. Kjetil Bøhn, CEO, Quantafuel

11:40 - 12:00

Electrification of aviation

- «Intro». Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, Avinor
- «Electric Aviation in Norway». See recording. Jan Otto Reimers, Green Future AS

12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:45

Electrification of aviation (contnd)

- «Pioneering electric aviation. Lessons learned and vision for the future». See recording. Ivo Boscarol, Founder, President and CEO, Pipistrel Group
- «Electrifying propulsion». See recording. Olaf Otto, Head of Sales and Business Development eAircraft, Siemens
- «Electrification: Aviation's new frontier». See recording. Antonio Campello, President and CEO, EmbraerX
-  «Path to zero emissions in 2040» by Matt Knapp, CTO and Co-founder of Zunum Aero
-  «Electrification. A revolution for the aviation industry» by Glenn Llewellyn, General manager Electrification, Airbus
- Stein Nilsen, Managing Director, Widerøe
- Panel discussion (moderated by Kristin Brenna, ZERO and Torkell Sætervadet, Norwegian Air Sports Federation)

14:45 - 15:10Coffee break
15:10 - 15:30

Policy instruments

- «Virkemidler for en miljøvennlig luftfart – er CO2-fond løsningen?» . See recording. Torbjørn Lothe, Director, Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries
- «Virkemidler: Utslippsfri luftfart 2040?» by Kåre Gunnar Fløystad, ZERO 

15:30 - 16:00

 Zero emission aviation in 2040? Panel debate - moderated by Marius Holm

- Marius Holm, General Manager, ZERO Emissions Organisation
- Atle Hamar (Liberal Party), State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment
- Kårstein Eidem Løvaas (Conservative Party), MP, Standing Committee on Business and Industry
- Åsmund Aukrust (Labour Party), MP, Standing Committee on Energy and Environment
- Per Espen Stoknes (Green Party), MP, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs/ Standing Committee on Energy and Environment

16:00 - 18:00Coffee/tea, Drinks/snacks available