Energy Futures: Critical minerals, climate neutrality and transition pathways

A new exhibition programme at Dipoli Gallery in spring-summer 2023 focusing on energy transition. What are the challenges and solutions driving our response to the global energy crisis across research and industry?
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Energy Futures: Critical minerals, Climate neutrality and Transition pathways

16.03-15.09.23, Dipoli Gallery and Aalto Virtual Exhibitions Platform

This exhibition focuses on energy transition, showcasing research from across the  schools of Aalto University with top experts. What are the challenges and solutions driving our response to the global energy crisis across research and industry?

Energy Transition is a term which refers to the process of changing global energy production and consumption from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The global energy crisis and climate crisis are interlinked and international policy mandates from the United Nations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate reportSustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) including treaties such as the Paris Agreement committing to significantly lowering carbon emissions. But is this an effective enough strategy?

In addition to reducing carbon emissions, the entire energy system requires a radical restructuring, including how we store energy and the environmental and economic impact of mineral scarcity. What does an effective transition to renewable energy sources require and what is the role of Hydrogen and Wind power in our energy future?

This exhibition will provide a combination of multidisciplinary perspectives on energy transition from ecology and biodiversity impact, environmental economics and new energy technologies to wind, hydrogen, fuel cell conversion and infrastructures.

The Energy Transition Exhibition will be held in Dipoli Gallery, Aalto University from March-September 2023. It will also be accessible online via Aalto Virtual Exhibition Platform

For further information contact Edel O’Reilly, Curator, Aalto Exhibitions [email protected]

Exhibition Dates: 16.03.23-15.09.23
Mon-Thu: 8:00–20:00 / Fri: 8:00–18:00 / Sat-Sun: Closed
Dipoli Gallery, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo / Aalto University

Energy Futures Exhibition Team: 

Edel O Reilly, Curator, Aalto Exhibition Team

Outi Turpeinen, Senior Specialist, Exhibitions & Public Art

Jussi Impiö, Head of Solutions for Sustainability

Elina Ruoho, Climate Change Lead, Solutions for Sustainability 

Samuel Cross, Director Energy, Aalto Networking Platform

Peter Taggart, Exhibition Research Coordinator

Veera Kemppainen, Visual Identity and Graphic Design

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‘The Future of Wind Power in Finland’ Advanced Energy Project Group & Fingrid

Student Group: Laura Markkanen, Shivani Mehta, Henrietta Hirvonen, Monika Krasteva, Alonso Conejos Lopez

Supervisor: Janne Seppänen, Professor of practice, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

‘Renewable energy engineering within planetary boundaries - a textbook and learning materials’

Researchers and Editors: Hanna Paulomäki, visiting lecturer and Mika Järvinen, Associated Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University VR and 360 materials: Timo Ovaska, Kalle Kataila, Mateusz Janiszweski, Thomas Mattathil, School of Engineering & Learning Services, Aalto University

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Samuli Patala, Assistant Professor, Organization and Management, Department of Management Studies, School of Business, Aalto University


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‘RESTART: Recycling Li-ion batteries and end-life photovoltaic panels between the Europe and Africa’

Dr Benjamin P. Wilson and Dr Saeed Rahimpour, Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University 

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Martti Larmi, Professor, Energy Technology, Energy Conversion and Systems Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University

Climate Neutrality and Decision Makers 

‘Scenarios and modelling for the long-term low carbon energy transition’

Ilkka Keppo, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University

‘Mid-Range Transition Pathway Designs Toolset (MTPT)’

Tatu Marttila, post-doctoral researcher, Satu Lähteenoja, doctoral researcher, Department of Design, and Sampsa Hyysalo, Professor of co-design, Department of Design, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto University

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Student Project Team: Fanny Vuollet, School of Business, and Jimi Bäck, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Francisca Pereira, João Sousa and Michael Hofreither, Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE)

Academic Supervisor: Inês Peixoto, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Management Studies, School of Business, Aalto University

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