Hydrogen Research Forum Finland Seminar 2022

October 5, 2022

Press release from the University of Oulu

Existing and planning phase activities under hydrogen theme in Finland are introduced and discussed. The event offers an excellent opportunity to network and expand collaboration with the specialists.


University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, rooms: IT115 and TA105

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The transition towards a hydrogen economy is necessary to radically cut down carbon emissions. It will have a key role in the energy systems, industry and transport of the developed carbon-neutral society.

Finland’s universities and research institutions have agreed on a new partnership by establishing Hydrogen Research Forum Finland. The forum promotes Finnish hydrogen competence through action plans, visions of the future and communication.

One of the key missions is to provide a communication forum for research actions; a channel for independent, research-based information to support decision making, education and academic visibility on the topic.

This event opens-up a seminar series where Finnish research activities on hydrogen and the hydrogen transition are presented.

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You are welcome to bring your own poster to the event. Poster exhibition is arranged in the vicinity of the seminar rooms.

You are warmly welcome!

SESSION 1 (Room: IT115)

Morning coffee and poster exhibition

Welcome words
Arto Maaninen, Vice Rector for Cooperation and Innovation, University of Oulu

Introduction of Hydrogen Research Forum Finland
Timo Fabritius, Professor, University of Oulu

Keynote: Overview of industrial needs and prospects in hydrogen transition
Simo Säynevirta, Head of ABB Green Electrification ecosystem, ABB

Keynote: Highlights of global and EU hydrogen research
Antti Arasto, Vice president, VTT

Systemic effects of hydrogen economy to power systems
Sami Repo, TUNI

Renewable energy, hydrogen and power-to-X potential in different regions of Finland
Tero Tynjälä, LUT

Hydrogen and chemicals production with flow batteries
Pekka Peljo, University of Turku

Lunch break and poster exhibition

SESSION 2 (Room: TA105)

Computational and experimental research on hydrogen and hydrogen carriers
Ville Vuorinen, Aalto University

Hydrogen in marine applications – aspects of fuel systems
Carolin Nuortila, University of Vasa

University of Oulu in Hydrogen Transition: Role and research highlights
Marko Huttula, University of Oulu

Atomic-level insight into an electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction via first principles calculation Karoliina Honkala, University of Jyväskylä

Coffee break and poster exhibition

Optimizing the transition pathway towards hydrogen-based steelmaking
Carl Haikarainen, Åbo Academy

Research on new catalysts for hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol as hydrogen/energy carrier
Aitor Arandia, Aalto University

Hydrogen and P2X research at VTT
Olli Himanen, VTT

Closing remarks


Additional information

Prof. Timo Fabritius
+358 40 554 6683

Prof. Marko Huttula
+358 50 350 2942

Hydrogen Research Forum Finland -partnership

Aalto University
LUT University
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Åbo Akademi University
University of Jyväskylä
University of Turku
University of Tampere
University of Vaasa
University of Oulu, coordinator of the forum’s operations.

Originally published on 4 October.

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