Program 2020

    Kokkola Material Week 2020

    Kohti kestävää tulevaisuutta - Towards a sustainable future

    09.11.  Opening seminar

    MONDAY 9.11.2020 klo 13.00–16.00

    Towards sustainable future

    13.00Opening words
    13.10Welcoming words from City of Kokkola
    Stina Mattila, The Mayor of Kokkola
    13.20KIP 75 years of industrial manufacturing
    Welcoming words, Johanna Hylkilä, Kokkola Industrial Park
    13.30Introduction of panelists and discussion start
    Jonne Sandberg, City of Kokkola
    Olli-Matti Airiola, Kokkola Industrial Park
    Ulla Lassi, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius/University of Oulu
    Paula Erkkilä, Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce 
    13.35The role of the Finnish Chemical Industry in global circular economy
    Mika Aalto, Toimitusjohtaja, Kemianteollisuus ry
    13.55Sustainable and circular business models for the chemical industry
    Jyri Arponen, Senior Lead, Circular Economy, Sitra
    14.10Panel comments (10min)
    14.20The battery strategy of Finland
     Mika Nykänen, Director General, Geological Survey of Finland
    14.40Sustainable battery chemicals production
    Fabrice Stassin,
    Director Government Affairs Electromobility Projects - Director Government Affairs Northern Europe, Umicore
    14.55Panel discussion
    15.15KIP reward and celebration
    15.25Future launch and farewell words
    15.30Brella mingle-event
    16.00End of the day

    10.11.  GeoKokkola

    TUESDAY 10.11.2020 9.00–16.00

    Host: Pekka Pohjola, Acting CEO, KOSEK

    09.00Opening words
    09.10KEYNOTE
    Most Advanced Battery Grade Lithium Project in Europe – Case Keliber
    Hannu Hautala, CEO, Keliber
    09.35Novel methods to enhance exploration of battery minerals
    Anne Taivalkoski, Geologist, Geological Survey of Finland
    09.50Oulu Mining School R&D Centre
    Ilkka Hynynen, University of Oulu
    10.05Diversity is a rock-hard strength
    Arja Sarpola, Chair, Woman in Mining
    10.20An overview and current status of the Mining Act reform
    Niklas Vartiainen, Chief Specialist (mining legislation), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
    10.35Committed to sustainability – Anglo American’s way of future mining in Sakatti
    Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Anglo American Sakatti Mining Oy
    10.50Brella mingle-event
    12.00Lunch
    13.00KEYNOTE
    Battery 2030+ flagship and emerging battery technologies
    Kristina Edström, Professor, Uppsala University
    13.30Printed solid-state batteries
    Ulla Lassi, Professor, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius/ University of Oulu
    13.45Thermodynamics of concentrated metal sulfate solutions
    Tuomas Vielma, Doctor, University of Oulu
    14.00Networking Break
    14.15Host: Janne Keränen and Reija Harlamow
    14.15Battery business global views - Batteries from Finland
    Ilkka Homanen, Head of Batteries from Finland
    14.30MinePro project to promote battery cluster and mineral processing education
    Teemu Mäkinen, Mineral Processing Lecturer, The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia
    14.45European co-operation in battery business - Batteries from Finland
    Markku Kivistö, Head of Industry, Cleantech, Invest in - Business Finland
    14.55University and polytechnic level research promoting recycling business
    Lasse Rautio, Project Manager, Tracegrow
    15.10What’s up – Batteries from Finland
    Seppo Kaikkonen - Batteries from Finland
    15.20Sustainable Battery Strategy for Finland
    Jarkko Vesa, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (TEM)
    15.35Closing remarks
    Janne Keränen, BioLit-Project Manager, KOSEK - Kokkola Region Development Company
    16.00End of the day

    10.11.  EVAKOT Webinar

    TUESDAY 10.11.2020 13.00-14.30

    Final Webinar of EVAKOT Project - Storing and usage optimization of solar and waste heat.

    Host: Timo Sivula, Senior Vice President, Heliostorage Ltd

    13.00Opening words
    13.05EVAKOT project overview
    Pekka Erkkilä, Project Manager, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    13.20Modelling of BTES (Borehole Thermal Energy Storage)
    Asmo Huusko, Account Manager, GTK (Geological Survey of Finland)
    13.35 Effect on geometry to minimize the heat losses on Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES)
    Sai Suryavenkatesh Villa,  Master in Sustainable Energy, Aalto University
    13.50Break
    14.00Future District Heating
    Simo Mäenpää, R&D Specialist, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    14.15Heliostorage customer deliveries of BTES
    Timo Sivula, Senior Vice President, Heliostrorage Ltd.
    14.30End of the day

    10.11.  Industry Meeting Point with FCS

    TUESDAY 10.11.2020 16.00 - 19.00 (EET)

    Industry MeetingPoint with FCS gathers companies and industry representatives around the Kvarken region for AI enhanced networking and to be inspired by the future sustainable actions of the industrial establishments.


    During the first part of the event participants will be taken to a virtual flight from Kokkola via Vaasa to Örnsköldsvik, Umeå and Skellefteå in Sweden. Since the Future Cleantech Solutions, FCS project focuses on strengthening cross-border cooperation and business opportunities between cleantech SMEs and regional large-scale investments and establishments, Industry MeetingPoint is the place to be for those seeking for new industrial partners and co-operations.

    Time for 1:1 meetings, 10min each, starts directly after the presentations. We recommend to book meetings in advance to ensure your perfect match, even though it is possible to take a chance and do it during the event. While 1:1 meetings take place, inspiring discussions in the studio continue - the possibilities of Nordic co-operation and coaching in successful virtual business meetings. Join the live stream and chat with us when possible, e.g. while waiting for the next meeting to start.

    16.00Welcoming words and instructions for the match-making

    Future Cleantech Solutions presentation
    16.10Future investment presentations from Kvarken region

    - Integrated Production from Ore to Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide: Sirpa Olaussen, Keliber
    - Co-creation, Kenneth Widell, Wärtsilä
    - Örnsköldsvik-Domsjö Industrial Site presentation: Helena Näsström, Processum and Jon Moraeus Municipality of Örnsköldsvik
    - Sustainable Innovations by co-operation and system perspective – Green North, Mats Tysklind, Umeå University
    - Industrial presentation from Skellefteå, TBC
    17.00Virtual Matchmaking begins, 10min/meeting
    17.05 Panel discussion in studio about successful virtual meetings / co-operation in Kvarken region
    19.00Virtual Matchmaking ends for the day

    You can also to book virtual meetings all week long (Nov 9th to 12th) and specially we would like to highlight meeting possibilities with Battery sector earlier on Tuesday and following days that concentrate on companies from Kokkola Industrial Park as well as Circular Economy and Bioeconomy sector.


    Warmly welcome to network!

    Future Cleantech Solutions is funded by European Regional Development Fund Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Region Västerbotten and Region Västernorrland, Municipalities of Umeå, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik, City of Vaasa and City of Kokkola, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, Technologycentre Merinova and Kokkola Region Development Company KOSEK as well as Umeå Energi and Skellefteå Kraft.

    11.11.  ReKokkola

    WEDNESDAY 11.11.2020 9.00 - 18.00

    Host: Annele Heikkilä, Competence Development Manager, Boliden Kokkola Oy

    09.00Opening words
    09.05Presentation of KIP - Kokkola Industrial Park
    09.15Circular economy future for non-ferrous metals
    Justin Salminen, Doctor, Manager of Strategic projects, Boliden Kokkola Oy
    9.30Investigations on manganese containing side streams and potential applications
     Toni Kauppinen, M.Sc., Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius/University of Oulu
    09.45TOCANEM – Towards carbon-neutral metal processing
    Timo Fabritius, Professor, University of Oulu
    10.05Panel Discussion: What does CIRCULAR ECONOMY mean in a chemical ecosystem?

    The circular economy is not just about recycling waste. The circular economy takes into account the entire life cycle of a product or activity, and promotes the sustainable use of resources and materials and reduces emissions into the environment. Value creation in a circular economy is increasingly intangible and products are being replaced by various services. Objects and resources are shared - instead of owned. The circular economy aims for sustainable growth. In a circular economy ecosystem, actors are interconnected by flows of different resources. The circular economy is fostered by open cooperation, diverse value networks and the bold use of different business models, supported by new technologies.

    Virve Heikkinen, Environmental Manager, KIP Service Oy
    Justin Salminen, Doctor, Manager of Strategic projects, Boliden Kokkola Oy
    Jonas Sandlin, Education Manager, KIP Service Oy
    Kaisa Vähänen, Head of Environment Business Unit Finland, Afry Oy
    Jari Isohanni, Head of Information Technology , Centria University of Applied Sciences
    11.00Lunch
    13.00Host: Tero Tuuttila, R&D Manager, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    13.00Biovalley Finland advancing Circular and Digitized Bioeconomy (CDB)
    Jouni Kaipainen, Senior Researcher, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
    13.20New options for nutrient recovery: Adsorption and electrochemical precipitation (WaterPro project)
    Sari Tuomikoski, Doctor, University of Oulu (InStreams Hub)
    13.40New options for nutrient recovery: Adsorption with air-stripping or membrane (WaterPro project)
    Tatiana Samarina, Doctor, KAMK (WaterPro)
    14.00Waste Recycling – Sludge based fertilizers (Waste Recycling and WaterPro projects)
    Dr Janne Pesonen, University of Oulu
    14.20Networking Break
    14.30Nutrient recycling by modern processing of animal-based food sidestreams
    Mika Tuomola, Director R&D, Honkajoki Oy
    14.50Utilizing side streams for more sustainable soil conditioning/fertilizing. Case: fly ash – digestate
    Anne-Riikka Rautio, R&D Specialist, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    15.05Circular economy platform for metal recovery from E-waste
    Siiri Perämäki, Postdoctoral Researcher, University Of Jyväskylä
    15.20Potential of brewery waste and side stream valorization: SYMBIOMA project
    Egidija Rainosalo, R&D Cordinator, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    15.35Brella mingle-event
    16.00Kasvu ja uudistuminen muutoksessa
    Team Finland – verkosto (Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus, Pohjanmaan TE-toimisto, Viexpo, Business Finland ja Finnvera) järjestää paneelikeskustelutilaisuuden, joka keskittyy liiketoiminnan kehittämiseen muutoksen keskellä. Tilaisuudessa paneudutaan yritysesimerkkien ja asiantuntijoiden kautta siihen, mitä muutos vaatii, millaisia toimenpiteitä ja millaisia valtiorahoitteisia apuja on saatavilla. Tilaisuuteen osallistujilla on mahdollisuus osallistua paneelikeskusteluun omilla kysymyksillä. 
    16.00Avauspuheenvuoro
    Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus, elinvoimapäällikkö Terhi Mäkinen
    16.15Yrittäjien puheenvuoro: Miten onnistuimme?
    Tracegrow, toimitusjohtaja Mikko Joensuu
    PaaPii Design, toimitusjohtaja Anniina Isokangas
    16.55Paneelikeskustelu: Kasvu ja uudistuminen muutoksessa
    Moderaattorina: Senior Advisor Carita Pöntiö, Viexpo Oy
    Mikko Joensuu, toimitusjohtaja, Tracegrow
    Anniina Isokangas, toimitusjohtaja, Paapii Design
    Juha Markkanen, Team Finland Ambassador, Ulkoministeriö
    Triinu Warblane, International Business Developer, Merinova
    Kristian Schrey, toimitusjohtaja, Viexpo Oy
    Vesa Kojola, Team Finland – koordinaattori, Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus
    17.35Yhteenveto
    17.45Muita kysymyksiä asiantuntijoille
    18.00Tilaisuus loppuu

    11.11.  LECo Conference

    WEDNESDAY 11.11.2020 9.00 - 12.00

    Final Conference for Local Energy Communities, LECo Project

    The transition to a low-carbon economy is one of the key priorities of the European Union. And local energy communities are key to success. LECo project, co-funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, has supported the development of local community energy projects. This event presents key lessons and how they can be part of the bigger picture to reach EU’s energy, climate and sustainability targets.

    Who should attend?
    • Decision-makers of local and regional public authorities
    • Technicians of local and regional public authorities
    • Energy planning facilitators (energy agencies, clusters)
    • Academia

    Why attend?
    • Learn how 3 Northern European regions have successfully developed cooperative and sustainable energy models
    • Discover the tools developed now available to you to start your own community empowerment energy project
    • Discuss with experts how peripheral and central regions in Europe can work towards the same goals

    Local Energy Communities: Pathways in a sustainable and renewable future 

    Host: Ryotaro Kajimura, Project Manager, Renewable Energies Agency, Germany

    SESSION 1: Introduction and Keynote Address
    09.00Opening Words
    09.05Why Local Energy Matters: Introduction to LECo
    Marko Forsell, R&D director, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    09.15KEYNOTE
    Climate Action, Renewable Energy and Value Added – Opportunities for Regional Development
    Bertram Fleck, Former District Administrator of the Rhein-Hunsrück District, Germany
    9.35Small Communities in the SET (Sustainable Energy Transition) Focus
    Pekka Peura, Senior Adviser, VEBIC - Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre, Finland
    SESSION 2: Communities and the Energy Transition
    09.55 How to Accelerate the Energy Transition in NPA Communities
    Ian Brannigan, Head of Regional Development, the Western Development Commission, Ireland
    10.15Community Energy Planning
    Robert Fischer, Researcher, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
    10.35Virtual Coffee Break, Networking, Posters and Pilot Videos
    10.50Community Energy Tool Kit: What YOU Can Get Out of LECo
    Silva Herrman, Project Manager, Jokkmokk community, Sweden
    SESSION 3: Pilot Communities from LECo
    11.05How to become an energy champion: Development of Exemplary Projects
    Aisling Nic Aoidh, Project Officer and EU Projects Co-ordinator, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Ireland
    11.25Panel discussion: Transnational Comparisons, Transferability and Lessons Learnt
    11.55-
    12.00
    Closure of the Seminar

    11.11.  Cinema

    WEDNESDAY 11.11.2020 13.00 - 15.00

    13.00General about remanufacturing
    Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist, VTT
    13.20Laser cladding in remanufacturing
    Seppo Heiskanen, CEO, Kokkola LCC Oy
    13.40Refurbishment with polymer-based wear-resistant coating solutions
    Jonne Näkki, R&D Specialist Centria University of Applied Sciences
    14.00TBC
    Jari Tuominen, Dr. Tech., Tampere University
    14.20Direct recycling of tungsten
    Leo Janka, Doctor, Tikomet, Jyväskylä
    14.40 Powder reuse in powder-bed AM processes
    Jesper Sundqvist, Luleå Tekniska Universitet
    15.00Discussion

    11.11.  Team Finland – Kasvu ja uudistuminen muutoksessa

    KESKIVIIKKO 11.11.2020 16.00 - 18.00

    Team Finland – verkosto (Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus, Pohjanmaan TE-toimisto, Viexpo, Business Finland ja Finnvera) järjestää
    paneelikeskustelutilaisuuden, joka keskittyy liiketoiminnan kehittämiseen muutoksen keskellä.
    Tilaisuudessa paneudutaan yritysesimerkkien PaaPii Designin ja Tracegrown sekä asiantuntijoiden kautta siihen, mitä muutos vaatii, millaisia toimenpiteitä ja millaisia valtiorahoitteisia apuja on saatavilla kasvun, kansainvälistymisen ja viennin tueksi.
    Tilaisuuteen osallistujilla on mahdollisuus osallistua paneelikeskusteluun omilla kysymyksillä.

    16.00Avauspuheenvuoro
    16.15Yrittäjien puheenvuoro: Miten onnistuimme?
    Tracegrow, toimitusjohtaja Mikko Joensuu
    PaaPii Design, toimitusjohtaja Anniina Isokangas
    16.55Paneelikeskustelu: Kasvu ja uudistuminen muutoksessa
    Moderaattorina: Senior Advisor Carita Pöntiö, Viexpo Oy

    Mikko Joensuu, toimitusjohtaja, Tracegrow
    Anniina Isokangas, toimitusjohtaja, Paapii Design
    Juha Markkanen, Team Finland Ambassador, Ulkoministeriö
    Triinu Varblane, International Business Developer, Merinova
    Kristian Schrey, toimitusjohtaja, Viexpo Oy
    Vesa Kojola, Team Finland – koordinaattori, Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus
    17.45Yhteenveto
    18.00Tilaisuus loppuu

    12.11.  BioKokkola

    THURSDAY 12.11.2020 12.00 - 15.40

    Host: Jana Holm, Principal Lecturer,  Centria University of Applied Sciences and Reija Harlamow, Project Manager, KOSEK

    12.00Opening words
    12.05 KEYNOTE
    How to make circularity a business?
    Kaisa Hietala, Chairman of the Board of Tracegrow
    12.30Sustainable bioelectrochemical conversion of CO2 and methanol into chemical commodities and their recovery
    Marika Kokko, Ass. Professor, Tampere University
    12.45Boosting the use of fast-growing Aspen: green source of high-added value chemicals
    Pasi Korkalo, Research Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    13.00Networking Break
    13.10 KEYNOTE
    Use of hydrogen in power generation and as fuel for traffic

    Matti Malkamäki, CEO, Aurelia Turbines Oy
    13.40Applications of high-quality carbons
    Davide Bergna, Postdoctoral Recearcher /Aki Koskela, University of Oulu/Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
    13.55Developing growing media from wood and pulp side streams (BIOKAS)
    Sanna Finni, Recearch Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    14.10Hot water extraction of tannins from spruce and pine bark - Optimising and scaling up
    Petri Kilpeläinen, PhD, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    14.25Tannins and wastewater treatment
    Torgny Mossing, Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    14.40Networking Break
    14.50Green Bioraff Solutions
    14.50Results from Green Bioraff Solutions -project: Carbon-based catalysts in conversion of biomass to high value chemicals
    Katja Lappalainen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius,
    15.05 Valorization of wood forestry side streams: case study: tannins from spruce bark
    Mikko Junttila, R&D Specialist, Centria University of Applied Sciences
    15.20Biobased plastic production from biorefinery residual streams
    Shubhankar Bhattacharyya, Senior Researcher, Processum
    15.40End of the day