The Electrochemistry Enabling the Green Transition Conference

A venue for networking and exchange of ideas ­between academia and ­industrial stakeholders.

The first Electrochemistry Enabling the Green Transition Conference will be held in Ljungaverk, Sweden, on June 18-20, 2024. Over the course of the three-day event, speakers from leading international organisations will share their knowledge (full agenda), and the grand opening of Permascand’s new Technology & Innovation Centre will take place. 



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Speakers from Various Leading International Organizations

In addition to our intended speakers from Permascand, Erik Zimmerman, Fredrik Herlitz, John Gustavsson, Susanne Holmin, and our CEO Peter Lundström, we have speakers with unique expertise from listed organisations.

With our history in manufacturing electrochemical solutions such as electrodes, electrochemical cells, and aftermarket services for various sectors, based on proprietary catalytic coatings for clean tech applications since 1971, we are proud to host the Electrochemistry Enabling the Green Transition Conference.

Featuring a lineup of brilliant minds and top experts in the field of electrochemistry, this is your chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share ideas, and learn more. Get ready for a grand experience and join us at the Electrochemistry Enabling the Green Transition Conference in Ljungaverk from June 18th to 20th, 2024, with the grand opening of Permascand’s Technology & Innovation Centre on June 19th.

The Electrochemistry Enabling the Green Transition Conference welcomes you with endless possibilities. The future is here, and it starts now.


Jeremy Moulson from NESI (part of NORAM Group)

At NORAM Electrolysis Systems Inc. (NESI), we are dedicated to developing electrochemical processes that tackle the global challenges of climate change, waste management, and pollution from industrial chemical production. Our flagship technology, the NORSCAND® electrolyser, is a highly adaptable electrochemical cell designed for a range of electrochemical salt-splitting chemistries and has been successfully integrated into processes for the production of high-purity lithium hydroxide.



Torjus Åkre from Glencore Nikkelverk AS

Glencore Nikkelverk is the biggest nickel refinery in the western world. We export 100% of the production, primarily containing nickel, copper and cobalt. Around 50 product variances are exported to markets all over the world from the Nikkelverk. A characteristic of all the products is high quality and the purity of the finished metals are amongst the highest in the world.


Siri Marie Skaftun and Karen Sende Osen from SINTEF

SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest research institutes, with multidisciplinary expertise within technology, natural sciences and social sciences. SINTEF is an independent foundation which, since 1950, has created innovation through development and research assignments for business and the public sector at home and abroad. Our research has created solutions and innovation for society and for customers around the globe. This has made SINTEF a world-leading research institute.


Svein Sunde from NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is an international oriented university with a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.

Horisont Energi

Rune Halseid from Horisont Energi

Horisont Energi is a Norwegian clean energy company with international ambitions. We work to contribute to the necessary energy transition the world needs, building end-to-end CCS value chains and a global scale clean ammonia plant. With strong ambitions and a dedicated team we continue on our mission towards the net zero future. Our team consists of 40 employees, and we are located in Sandnes, Oslo, Hammerfest and Edinburgh.


Nina Simic from Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance.


Rakel Weland Lindström from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology

For nearly 200 years, KTH has contributed to the development of society, and today, we continue to be an internationally renowned technical university focusing on sustainable societal development. In close collaboration with academia, industry, and other societal stakeholders, KTH strives to find sustainable solutions to several of our time’s greatest challenges.


Jens Oluf Jensen from DTU: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Founded in 1829 with the mission of creating value for the benefit of society, DTU is an international elite technical university where education, scientific advice, and innovation rest on a solid foundation of world-class research. DTU is recognized internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and the natural sciences, renowned for our business-oriented approach, and our focus on sustainability.

Stargate Hydrogen

Rainer Kungas from Stargate Hydrogen

At Stargate, we strongly believe that alkaline electrolysis technology has a lot of untapped potential left, and we are actively pursuing ways to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of alkaline cells, stacks and systems. We accelerate progress towards an emission-free future through our sustainable end-to-end solutions.


Egil Rasten from NEL Hydrogen

Nel is a global, hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing all fuel cell electric vehicles.

H2 Green Steel

Marita Nilsson from H2 Green Steel

Powering a new, clean industrial revolution. Cleaning up steel is key to tackling climate change. As one of the world’s dirtiest industries, it is responsible for more than 7 percent of global CO₂ emissions. By bringing emissions close to zero, we are enabling sustainable steelmaking – building a better, cleaner future for our planet.


Jan Torgersen from TUM: Technical University of Munich

At TUM, talents from all over the world come together to inspire each other, learn from one another and create innovations together. Our mission? As one of Europe’s most outstanding universities in research and innovation, we find solutions to the most important scientific and social challenges of our time.

Rosenberg Consulting

Henrik Rosenberg from Rosenberg Consulting

Electrical engineering, security, cathodic protection, HVDC electrodes.

Agenda June 18-20, 2024

June 18: Electrowinning & LEAn

  • 12:00-13:30 Register & Lunch at Folkets Hus Ljungaverk
  • 13:35-13:55 Degradation of Iridium Oxide Anodes During Oxygen Evolution in Sulfuric Acid, Siri Marie Skaftun (SINTEF)
  • 14:00-14:30 Anode developments at Glencore Nikkelverk, Torjus Åkre (Glencore Nikkelverk)
  • 14:30-14:45 Break
  • 14:50-15:10 Non-destructive measurement methods used for quality control and evaluation of anode degradation, John Gustavsson (Permascand)
  • 15:15-15:35 Manganese oxide deposition and removal at metal oxide surfaces, Frode Seland
  • 15:40-16:00 The Effect of Chloride and Fluoride Ions on IrO2 -Ta2O5 / Ti Anodes During Zinc Electrowinning, Svein Sunde (NTNU)

June 19: Green Hydrogen & Grand Opening

Green Hydrogen

  • 08:45-09:00 Register at Folkets Hus Ljungaverk
  • 09:05-09:25 Opening remarks, Fredrik Herlitz & Susanne Holmin (Permascand)
  • 09:30-09:50 Performance driven design of electrodes: converting computed material architectures into physical prototypes, Jan Torgersen (Technical University of Munich)
  • 09:55-10:15 The role of electrolysis in decarbonization of steel, Marita Nilsson (H2Green Steel)
  • 10:15-10:45 Break
  • 10:50-11:10 Shunt-currents in Alkaline Water-Electrolyzers (AWE) and Renewable Energy, Egil Rasten (NEL Hydrogen)
  • 11:15-11:35 Next-generation alkaline electrolysers enable the Industry of tomorrow, Rainer Kungas (Stargate)
  • 11:40-12:00 Affordable and scalable electrolysis – the alkaline promise, Jens Oluf Jensen (DTU)
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch at Folkets Hus Ljungaverk

Grand Opening at Permascand site

  • 13:30-14:00 Permascand’s CEO speech, Peter Lundström
  • 14:00-14:15 Grand opening ceremony: Technology & Innovation Centre
  • 14:15-17:00 Guided tours & mingle

June 20: Lithium, Industrial & Power Transmission

  • 08:00-08:15 Register at Folkets Hus Ljungaverk
  • 08:20-08:35 Opening remarks, Erik Zimmerman (Permascand)
  • 08:40-09:00 Aging of Li-ion batteries, Rakel Weland Lindström (KTH)
  • 09:05-09:25 Experience with Sea Electrodes for HVDC application, Henrik Rosenberg (Rosenbergs consulting)
  • 09:30-09:50 Jeremy Moulson (NESI)
  • 09:50-10:10 Break
  • 10:15-10:35 Explorative Process Development in Industrial Electrolysis – Challenges and Opportunities, Nina Simic (Nouryon)
  • 10:40-11:00 Recovery of Lithium for a European battery value chain, Karen Sende Osen (SINTEF)
  • 11:05-11:25 Ammonia production. How green and blue hydrogen need not be opposites, Rune Halseid (Horisont Energi)
  • 11:30-11:40 Closing remarks, Erik Zimmerman (Permascand)
  • 11:40-12:10 Lunch to go



The links to the webcast will be sent to the email address registered for the event. Keep an eye on your inbox and remember to check your spam folder if you do not receive it before the event starts.


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Ljungaverks Folkets Hus FORUM


Folkets husvägen 1
840 10 Ljungaverk

Head office: Ljungaverk


Folkets Husvägen 50
841 99 Ljungaverk


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