FAIR & Nordic Battery Belt Logistics Final conference 2022/09/20-21

A very warm welcome to FAIR & Nordic Battery Belt Logistics Final conference 2022/09/20-21.
FAIR & Nordic Battery Belt Logistics Final conference 2022/09/20-21

FAIR & Nordic Battery Belt Logistics Final conference

Take the chance to experience the ongoing development in Skellefteå first-hand and listen to the new research results from the two projects FAIR (Finding innovations to Accelerate the Implementation of electric Regional aviation) and Nordic Battery Belt Logistics. We look forward to meeting, socialising, discussing, and sharing results at Sara Kulturhus September 20th-21st, 2022!

During these days, you will get the opportunity to see the Northvolt Gigafactory site and visit Skellefteå Airport, where electric aviation is already a reality. Please book your preferred tour (Study visit 1 or 2) when registering. Read more about the visits below.

NB! Last day to register August 23rd! Please register HERE

Hotel suggestions:

Scandic Hotel Skellefteå: Read more HERE.
Quality Hotel Skellefteå Stadshotell: Read more HERE.
Best Western Malmia Hotel: Read more HERE.
Aurum Hotel: Read more HERE.
The Wood Hotel by Elite: Read more HERE.

For those travelling from FinlandWe suggest travelling by Jonair KOK–SKF (buy your seat: Jonair.se). We will possibly arrange a flight SKF–KOK after the conference in case of interest from our partners (will be invoiced afterwards, limited number of seats). Please let us know if you would like to buy a seat on this return flight.

when: September 20th-21st 2022

where: Sara Kulturhus in Skellefteå 

registration: HERE (Please note that there’s only a limited number of places left and that the registration time ends already on Tuesday August 23rd)

Welcome to Skellefteå, a true pioneer-city in the field of electrification!


Venue: Sara Kulturhus, Skellefteå.

Moderated by Ms. Anna Måtts-Fransén, VASEK, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK

September 20th 2022

9:00–9:30 & 12:30–13:30 Registration

09:30–12:30 Study visit 1 (Northvolt/ Skellefteå Airport), meeting point at the north entrance of Sara Kulturhus

12:30–13:30 Lunch 

13:30–13:45 Welcome to Skellefteå 

Mr. Lorents Burman, Chairman of the executive board, Skellefteå Municipality
Mr. Rickard Carstedt, Chairman of the Regional development board, Regional Council of Västerbotten 

13:45–14:45 Ms. Katrine Marçal, journalist and bestselling author on women and innovation 

Katrine Marçal is a Swedish writer, journalist, and correspondent for Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Her first book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?, was shortlisted for the August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen award. It has been translated into more than 20 languages. In her latest book, Mother of Invention – How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men, she examines how innovations are affected by our deeply held beliefs about the role of men and women within society. She shows how, in a time of crisis, the ideas and ingenuity of women are the key to our future. Mother of Invention was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in the US and shortlisted for Business Book of the Year in Germany in 2022.

14:45–15:15 Coffee break 

Next to the coffee station you will find FAIR Volta and FAIR Soundscape prototype exhibition. Take a moment to reflect on the future inter-regional transport system.

15:15–16:15 Nordic Battery Belt Logistics

Presentation of project results by Ms. Anna Löfmarck, senior consultant Ramboll 

Stronger Together – NBBL Panel discussion
Moderated by Ms. Nora Birkman Neunstedt, Kokkola Regional Development Company KOSEK

Mr. Mathias Lindström, Director, Kvarken Council EGTC
Ms. Riitta Björkenheim, Development Director, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK
Mr. Jonne Sandberg, Development Director, City of Kokkola
Ms. Anja Palm, Head of Trade and Business Development, Skellefteå Municipality
Mr. Allan Berg, Project Manager, Rana Utvikling

16:15–17:00 Green transition in the northern Nordics

Mr. Bo Normark, Industrial Strategy Executive, EIT InnoEnergy 

18:45 Conference dinner and live music


September 21st 2022

08:15–08:45 Registration for new attendees

08:45–09:10 European/national strategies for sustainable aviation

Mr. Erik Bergkvist, Member of the European Parliament

09:10–09:30 Skellefteå as a node for electric aviation

Mr. Henrik Littorin, Sustainable aviation consultant at HL Insight and Project Manager for ELIS

09:30–10:00 Coffee break 

10:00–11:50 FAIR – Finding innovations to Accelerate the Implementation of electric Regional aviation. Presentation of project results: 

Introduction to FAIR, Mr. Andreas Forsgren, Head of Department, Tyréns

Prototyping the future of aviation in Kvarken-Nordland, Ms. Carita Roslund, Project Manager, RISE & Mr. Jeroen Peeters, Researcher, RISE

Electric aviation and guidelines for charging infrastructure, Ms. Ida Norberg, Project Manager, BioFuel Region, Mr. Simon Oja, Communications Manager, BioFuel Region & Ms. Kristin Frodahl Rognerud, Coordinator, Midtskandia

Why electric aviation? Mr. Isak Brändström, Infrastructure Strategist, Tyréns

Regional aviation in Kvarken-Nordland, Mr. Antti Mäenpää, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Vaasa, Mr. Lars Westin, Professor, Umeå University & Mr. Gisle Solvoll, Professor, Nord University

Summary, Mr. Mathias Lindström, Director, Kvarken Council EGTC and Ms. Veronica Berg, Development Manager, Kvarken Council EGTC

11:50–12:00 Reflections and closing words

Mr. Joakim Strand, Member of Finnish Parliament, Chairman of the Committee for the Future, Chairman of the Kvarken Council EGTC

12:00–13:00 Lunch 

13:00–16:00 Study visit 2 (Northvolt/ Skellefteå Airport), meeting point at the north entrance of Sara Kulturhus. It is possible to get off at the airport at the end of the study visit. 


About the study visit 1&2

Northvolt was founded with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery. With a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Northvolt’s first large-scale battery factory is currently being established in Skellefteå, with the first cell assembled in late 2021. As a part of a raw material and mining cluster, Skelllefteå has a long history of process manufacturing and recycling.

During the Northvolt visit you will hear more about the establishment and the next steps in the journey. Please note that it is not possible to enter the site. We will visit a viewing point next to the site and drive around the area with the bus.

The study visit includes also a visit to Skellefteå Airport and Green Flight Academy. With 1 MW charging capacity installed, Pipistrel electric airplanes on-site and the world’s most sustainable flight academy, Skellefteå is a pioneer in the field of electric aviation.


Questions? Contact us if you wish to chech whether your registration has been received or if you have any other questions:
Åsa Stocksén asa.stocksen@henson.nu
My Brännström my.brannstrom@henson.nu
Veronica Berg 

is a first step towards a rapid introduction of sustainable regional aviation. The project aims to increase the knowledge base on electric aviation, raise awareness, investigates the possibilities and surveys both the needs and the required technical investments.

Nordic Battery Belt Logistics
is focusing on sustainable and cost-effective transports between battery producers, their suppliers and end users. The purpose is to provide a better understanding of new logistics flows that are expected to emerge in the region due to ongoing and planned battery plant establishments.

Read more about the projects: flyfairkvarken.com, Nordic Battery Belt Logistics
#flyfairkvarken #nordicbatterybelt #nordiccooperation

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