The GasAkademin Summer School was held from August 13th-17th. The participants met in Sweden, where they, in the green surroundings of Vellinge, had the opportunity to learn more about the production, transport and utilization of energy gas. The FutureGas project was also present with a delegation.
The organizational force behind the summer school was EnergiForsk, joined by several partners from the gas industry and universities from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The summer school consisted of multiple lectures by experts in the gas sector and site visits, amongst others at Electrochea, Biofos and Öresundskraft. Topics for the lectures were amongst others: gasification, the role of (bio-)gas in the energy system, anaerobic digestion, biogas upgrading and gas quality.
Marie Münster, senior researcher at Technical University of Denmark’s Management Engineering department, was one of the speakers and participants in the summer school. She says: ‘It is great when experts of the gas sector are getting together. We inspire each other and get a better understanding of all the different ways we can utilize gas.’
Münster mentions that summer school is relevant for both PhD students and the companies in the FutureGas project: ‘Most of us are experts in one aspect of the gas sector. It is very interesting to be updated on other parts of the industry and to broaden your horizon when it comes to the different aspects and usages of gas.’
The site visits are therefore one of the best liked parts of the summer school: ‘Here you can see how our research contributes to real life solutions.’
Besides state-of-the-art knowledge about the gas industry, summer school also provided great opportunities for the participants to get to know each other in an informal setting, such as a point walk and by preparing presentations about each other’s work.
Marie Münster is counting on that the summer school will be held in Denmark next year.