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CleanTech Labs: Innovation Workshop 2021

September 30October 1

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Welcome to CleanTech Labs, our annual workshop dedicated to cleaner maritime solutions. Meet representatives from different parts of the maritime value chain. This is a unique opportunity for joint problem-solving in collaboration with leading experts from the industry. This year, innovation leaders from Wilhelmsen and Norled will give inspirational introductions to how their companies approach working with new solutions, and which strategies they have to meet future climate targets. Join us in Rosendal, finally we’ll meet again!

Register in the link above and secure your place at CleanTech Labs in Rosendal*. Deadline for registration: 22nd September 2021.

Join one of our exciting parallel sessions:

  • Lab#1: Deep Sea towards zero carbon

The largest ships representing 20 percent of the total shipping fleet, count for 80 percent of the energy consumption and emissions from shipping. If we can make these Deep Sea vessels more energy-efficient and replace the use of fossil fuels, we can make an impact in meeting international climate goals.

There are no single solutions to reduce these emissions. Technical, operational, regulations, and financial barriers need to be overcome. In addition, new fuels must be made available at the right scale and cost. However, the ship owners, the commercial operators, and the cargo owners will all face stricter regulations and increasing pressure and attention from regulators, consumers, investors, and financial institutions to report energy consumption and carbon efficiency in the upcoming years. Which pathways exist to transform international shipping towards the 2050 target?

  • Lab#2: Offshore zero-emission fuel infrastructure

New energy carriers have lower energy density than current solutions and thus require more space. What are the potential and opportunities within offshore charging and bunkering? How can we build new business models and which segments will need new fuel supply services? Which technical barriers must we overcome to find the most user-friendly solutions? What can we learn from previous offshore activities that help us realize new green opportunities at sea?

  • Lab#3: Emission-free Short sea

There are more than 1000 ships in the Norwegian short sea sector. To reach the 2030 target of 50% emission reduction in this sector, we must develop new and cleaner solutions – and we have to do it now! New energy carriers can play a substantial role in the green transition of short sea shipping, both for new and existing vessels. Which barriers need to be addressed? How can we develop the best infrastructure for supply? What are the technical barriers for integration onboard? And what about safety?

  • Lab#4: Smarter ports for sustainable operations

Cutting emissions from shipping requires both new energy solutions and smarter operations. How can we combine this into new innovations? What are the challenges for succeeding in the digital transition of the maritime industry? What are the possible operational gains from combining smarter solutions with energy efficiency measures and new fuels? Which role will future ports play in this?

* Each member company can be represented by 2 participants each.


Full agenda:

The program starts Thursday 30 September at 11:00 CEST.


  • 11:00: Lunch
  • 12:00: Welcome to CleanTech Labs – Hege Økland, CEO, Maritime CleanTech
  • 12:20: Innovating in the ocean industries – Jan Eyvin Wang, Executive vice president New Energy, Wilhelmsen
  • 12:40: Frontrunner approaching future solutions – Erlend Hovland, CTO, Norled
  • 13:00: Break
  • 13:30: Workshops in groups (lab #1, #2, #3 & #4)
  • 15:15: Break
  • 16:00: Workshops in groups (lab #1, #2, #3 & #4)
  • 17:45: Break
  • 19:30: Dinner with entertainment 


  • 09:00: Visualizing and developing project ideas
  • 10:00: Break
  • 10:30: Presentations in plenum
  • 11:30: Let´s vote!
  • 12:00: Lunch

Register in the link above and secure your place at CleanTech Labs in Rosendal*. Deadline for registration: 22nd September 2021.


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