Stakeholders were invited to come to Stockholm for half a day of reporting of preliminary research results and discussions of the wider challenges of decarbonisation of trucks.

In the first part Björn Nykvist from SEI presented three stakeholder-generated alternative scenarios for road freight decarbonisation in Sweden to 2045. Three researchers, Maria Taljegard (Chalmers University of Technology), Olle Olsson (SEI), and Max Åhman (Lund University), presented further content and reflections on core components of each of these scenarios related to electric road systems, biofuels, electrification, and hydrogen.

In a second part, the focus was on international outlooks towards global challenges. In this session Roberto Schaeffer (Professor and Director COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and member of SEI Science Advisory Council), Malin Berg von Linde (Cambridge Econometrics), and Björn Nykvist (SEI) gave presentations on the challenges and opportunities of global relevance including policy challenges, the varying macro-economic effects, and prospects of upscaling the different options that Sweden spearhead.

Programme

13.00 Opening remarks

  • Måns Nilsson, Executive Director, SEI

13.05 Welcome and introduction

  • Francis X. Johnson, Senior research fellow and project leader TRANSrisk, SEI

13:15 Global outlook, reflection and policy challenges

  • Roberto Schaeffer, Energy Planning Program, COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (and member of Science Advisory Council, SEI)

13:35 – 14:25. Session 1. Scenarios for Swedish road freight

  • Chair: Francis X. Johnson

13:35 Scenarios for the decarbonisation of road freight transport in Sweden

  • Björn Nykvist, research fellow and case study leader TRANSrisk, SEI

13:55 Reflection Scenario 1, Electric Road Systems

  • Maria Taljegard, PhD Student, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

14:10 Reflection Scenario 2, Biofuels transitions

  • Olle Olsson, research fellow, SEI

14:25 Coffee break

14:50-16:20. Session 2, regional outlook

  • Chair: Linda Bell, Head of Unit Resources and Development; Senior Research Fellow, SEI

14:50 Reflection Scenario 3, Hydrogen developments

  • Max Åhman, Senior lecturer and associate professor, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University

15:05 Opportunities and challenges expanding electric trucks

  • Björn Nykvist, SEI

15:20 Macro-economic impacts of ERS in EU

  • Malin Berg von Linde, economist, Cambridge Econometrics

15:35 Panel and Q&A with the audience

  • Moderator: Linda Bell
  • Max Åhman
  • Björn Nykvist
  • Malin Berg von Linde
  • Urban Wästljung, senior adviser, Public & Sustainability Affairs, Scania
  • Tove Winiger, Head of Public Affairs, Sveriges Åkeriföretag

16:20 Concluding remarks

  • Linda Bell and Francis X. Johnson.

16:30 Networking reception