The People’s Political Festival on the Danish island Bornholm is always a treat to participate in for all interested in issues that are of great importance but not necessarily politically mainstream. Gas systems, utilization and infrastructure are such issues, so to make these gas-related issues available for the general public, Hydrogen Denmark joined forces with Energinet and organized two events at the festival – under the FutureGas theme.
The first event took place on Friday June 15th and it was all about academic research in the field of gas under the title: The Heroes of the Future – meet the green researchers. We invited one professor and two Ph.D.-students to each give a 10-minute presentation on their research. The Futuregas-project and DTU Management Engineering was represented by professor Marie Münster and Ph.D.-student Rasmus Bramstoft, and from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University Ph.D.-student Christian Dannesboe participated.
To make the presentations approachable for everybody the event was set up in a manner inspired by the popular phenomenon TEDtalk. Each had exactly 10 minutes to convey their messages and they brought 10 large-scale slides with information to support and underline their presentations. The handling of this analogue PowerPoint show was performed by an employee from Hydrogen Denmark and this ensured a very ‘down-to-earth’ and approachable atmosphere for the event.
The first presentation was given by Marie Münster on the general role of gas in the future energy system as well as the importance of intersectoral linkage to reach the full potential of a sustainable energy system. Next up was Rasmus Bramstoft who presented his focus on particularly RE-gas’ place in the green transition, and lastly Christian Dannesboe took the stage and invited us into the very heart of the Haldor Topsøe-plant in Foulum where he works with the conversion of green electricity to synthetic natural gas.
Both Hydrogen Denmark, Energinet and the scholars agreed that the success of this event had exceeded expectations.