Nowadays, it can be considered common knowledge that society needs to drastically change its energy system due to the relation to climate change. But what consequences does this have on global material demands to make this transition happen?
woensdag 16 oktober 2019
17:30 - 20:30
VVM Bureau (UCo gebouw)
2de Daalsedijk 6A, 3551 EJ Utrecht
Dr. Benjamin Sprecher will show us this resource perspective, which is often overlooked in energy transition debates. Is there even enough metal, cobalt and neodymium to built all those wind turbines and photovoltaics? Can we mine them fast enough and what geopolitical issues can arise when doing so?
These and other questions will be addressed during this VVM café, as a typical example of the field of Industrial Ecology. It is being co-organised by the student association for Industrial Ecology, IESA Shift, and will be held in English, to ensure non-dutch speaking students and professionals can also participate.
17:30 Reception with Coffee/tea and a 'mueslibol'
18:00 Welcome and introduction by Emma Lucassen and Lennart van Gameren (from VVM)
18:05 Presentation by Dr. Benjamin Sprecher (Assistant Professor Leiden University)
19:30 Questions and time for discussion
In dit VVM Café duiken we met Dr. Benjamin Sprecher de diepte in van de (kritische-)grondstoffen die nodig zijn voor de energie transitie en bekijken dit vanuit het vakgebied van Industrial Ecology. Dit Café zal in het engels gehouden worden.
Benjamin Sprecher, Leiden University @SprechlerB