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Kokkola Material Week 2020 - TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

International Conference in Kokkola, Finland 7.-12.11.2020. This year the seminar is held ONLINE by world's leading event networking platform Brella.

09.11.  Opening seminar


MONDAY 9.11.2020 klo 13.00–16.00

Kokkola Material Week 2020 - 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, Director General, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
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
14.15Batteries from Finland
Ilkka Homanen, Head of Batteries from Finland
14.25MinePro project to promote battery cluster and mineral processing education
Teemu Mäkinen, Mineral Processing Lecturer, The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia
14.40European co-operation in battery business - Batteries from Finland
Markku Kivistö, Head of Industry, Cleantech, Invest in - Business Finland
14.50University and polytechnic level research promoting recycling business
Lasse Rautio, Project Manager, Tracegrow
15.05What’s up – Batteries from Finland
Seppo Kaikkonen - Batteries from Finland
15.15Sustainable Battery Strategy for Finland
Jarkko Vesa, Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (TEM)
15.30Closing remarks
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 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
17.05Panel 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