Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2009«

Around the world in 14 days / Jorden runt på 14 dagar

May 31, 2009


I jump-started my trip by travelling to Geneva for two days to the Platts conference ”2nd Annual New Challenges for Crude oil”. I have already described my arrival. The conference is over and it is time to summarise two intensive days. Many of the presentations were, for me, very interesting and I will return to […]

Geneva and nostalgia / Genève och nostalgi

May 28, 2009


Yesterday at lunchtime I arrived in Geneva. To come here is always something special. It was 39 years ago in 1970 that I came here for the first time as a newly enrolled Ph.D. student in Prof. Andersson’s ISOLDE group at Chalmers University [ISOLDE – Isotope Separator On Line – is part of the particle […]

TV4 Nyheterna och flygbränsle

May 20, 2009


För mer än en vecka sedan berättade jag om ”en dag med media” och att Bo Holmström och TV4 var på besök. På tisdagskvällen kom inslaget om framtidens flygbränsle. Ni som missade det och vill se det igen kan göra de här: TV4 – Nyheterna den 19 maj 2009-05-21

Birgitta Hambraeus – a former student / Birgitta Hambraeus – en gammal elev

May 17, 2009


Last weekend I received an invitation to write something for Birgitta Hambraeus’ Guest Book. Birgitta is a former member of parliament in Sweden and a well known opponent of nuclear energy. She was also a student when I conducted a pilot course in problem-based distance education many years ago. Here is my contribution to her […]

Oil sands and our future pensions / Oljesand och våra framtida pensioner

May 15, 2009


“Swesif”, Sweden’s Forum for Sustainable Investment, had invited me to a symposium on tar sands – an ethical pitfall?” The reason for the discussion on tar sands is that Norway’s Statoil is going to invest huge amounts into the tar sands and Swedish pension funds are investors in Statoil. My task was to describe the […]

Oil sands – an ethical pitfall? / Oljesand – en etisk fallgrop?

May 13, 2009


Tomorrow morning Sweden’s Forum for Sustainable Investment is organizing a symposium in Stockholm on tar sands. They have invited me to speak about oil production and how tar sands fit into the global energy system. In February 2005 the so-called “Hirsch Report” was published – PEAKING OF WORLD OIL PRODUCTION: IMPACTS, MITIGATION, & RISK MANAGEMENT. […]

Energy2050 – symposium by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

May 12, 2009


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is organizing an international energy symposium, Energy2050, to be held on 19-20 October 2009. “The symposium’s main aim is to debate different possibilities for reduction of fossil fuels’ contribution to the global energy mix for minimization of their effect on the environment and climate.” This citation is from the […]

Can agriculture provide us with both food and fuel?

May 8, 2009


Once again it is a great day for my research group since Kersti Johansson and Karin Liljequist will defend their Masters research project, “Can agriculture provide us with both food and fuel?”. Note that what they have calculated is not how much energy is required to produce food rather than the energy content of the […]

Depletion and Decline Curve Analysis in Crude Oil Production

May 7, 2009


Today is a great day for my research group. Mikael Höök will defend his licentiate thesis that has the title, “Depletion and Decline Curve Analysis in Crude Oil Production”. I have already discussed the research reports it contains on various occasions and you can find an excellent summary below. You can download the entire thesis […]

One year as a blogger / Ett år som bloggare

May 5, 2009


At the beginning of May 2008 I wrote my first blog and on 5 May, i.e. one year ago, I connected a hit-counter. I can now see that, during its first year, my blog has had 77,800 visitors. A detailed analysis of recent weeks shows that 965 people per week have visited my blog and […]

En dag med media

May 4, 2009


(Just Swedish) Det började på förmiddagen då Jakob Gottlieb från pr-byrån Mediex i Uppsala knackade på dörren till mitt kontor på Ångströmlaboratoriet. Jakob har en vision om att det skall finnas ett antal web-seminarier, eller något liknande, i samband med klimatmötet i Köpenhamn i december. Ett av dessa seminarier skulle behandla Peak Oil och idéer […]

Aviation fuel and future oil production scenarios – “Peak Aviation”

May 3, 2009


A high point for any researcher is the moment when one receives a letter stating that the scientific article one has worked towards for many months has been accepted for publication. Last Monday we received this message from Energy Policy: ” I am pleased to confirm that your revised paper “Aviation fuel and future oil […]