3-4 April 2019
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Photonics4 Recycling Waste Material & Metal Processing

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Innovation Symposium

»Talks by Photonics Experts and End-users

»Partnering & Networking

The aim of the workshop is to gather actors in photonics together with actors in recycling and handling of metallic materials

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Preliminary Programme

Day 1: Wednesday 2019-04-03

09:20 Arrival Skellefteå by SAS from Arlanda

10:30 Study visit at Optronic AB

12:00 Lunch at Optronic AB

12:30 Bus to visit Northvolt construction site

13:30 Study visit at Rönnskärsverken

17:00 Bus back to Skellefteå

19:30 Dinner in Skellefteå

Day 2: Thursday 2019-04-04

09:30 Workshop Part-1 in Skellefteå

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Workshop Part-2 in Skellefteå

17:30 End of Workshop

18:00 Transport to SFT

19:25 SAS Departure to Arlanda

Rönnskärsverken in Skelleftehamn, Skellefteå municipality is Sweden’s sole smelter for the production of base metals, and is working on recycling of electronic scrap.

The main products are copper, zinc clones, lead and precious metals with sulfuric acid as a by-product.

Rönnskär also produces metals from electronic scap and othe secondary materials. The smelting plant produced 190,000 tonnes of copper in 2010.

In 2010, and expansion of approximately SEK 1,3 billion was made by Rönnskärsverken, which made the smelter world-leading in the recycling of electronic waste with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes of electronic scap per year


Establishment of battery factory in Skellefteå

In total, the investment is expected to cost over SEK 40 billion and provide up to 2,500 direct jobs.

”Our mission is to build the greenest battery in the world with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling to enable the European transition.”

Optronic AB in Skellefteå is focused on series production on manufacturing products containing electronics or optical measurement technology. We specialize in the production of small and medium-sized series for industrial customers. Our facilities comprise approximately 3,000 square meters of manufacturing equipment adapted to the most demanding industrial segments. Some of the industries we have experience include automation, logistics, medical technology, security, traffic solutions and the agricultural sector

Day 2: Thursday 2019-04-04

  • 850m – 10min walking from Skellefteå Stadshotel to Campus Skellefteå.

Address: Laboratorgränd 13, House M, Forumsalen, Campus Skellefteå.

  • 09:00-09:30 Workshop Registration
  • 09:30-12:00 Workshop
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-17:00 Workshop
Future challenges and needs for scrap and metal processing
Linn Andersson, M.Sc. Production Manager at Boliden-Rönnskär, Skellefteå
Linn Andersson started working for Boliden Rönnskär in 2001. She has held various positions and she comes from a position as Manager of R&D environment. Since March 2018, she holds the position as production manager at the site. Linn has a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Umeå University and a MBA from Edinburgh Business School. The talk will also cover that in 1930, production started at the Rönnskär copper smelter. During the smelters lifetime hazardous waste has been stored on site. In 2007, Boliden Rönnskär intensified the investigation for a final storage solution for the hazardous waste by building a deep repository more than 300 meters under a smelter.
Industrial Digitalisation –Future trends
Pär-Erik Martinsson, PhD, Manager Digital Sweden at RISE SICS, Luleå
Project manager with extensive experience from collaborative projects that specifically appreciates working strategically with regional, national and European development questions. Pär Erik Martinsson has a background in engineering physics and industrial electronics.
Photonics as an enabler for advanced production and manufacturing of metals
Larz Ignberg,
M.Sc. Director at Triple Steeli, Västerås, Sweden.
With a higher education in Materials Physics, Larz has considerable experience of R&D and innovative processes within the metal industry carried out within a global environment. At Triple Steelix he has been responsible for the Value Chain development area, above all as it relates to product development and growth in small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) working together with the steel industry.
Optical Metrology for the Metal Industry
Mikael Sjödahl, PhD,  Chair professor in Experimental Mechanics at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Professor Sjödahl’s research is focused on non-contact, often image-based, experimental methods that solve generic problems in industry. He is currently involved in several research projects together with many of the leading metal companies in Sweden. During the presentation he will present a number of examples from past and present projects where optical Metrology is utilized as the information carrier of specific properties used to characterize, quantify, and control processes.
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for industrial processes

Tania Irebo Schwartz, PhD, Group Manager at Swerim AB, Kista, Sweden
At Swerim we develop a laser based technique (LIBS) as an on-line chemical analysis method for industrial processes. The analysis is fast and remote making it suitable for on-line applications with fast materials flows and various types of materials.

OMIN –Optical Measurement technology for an Innovative business community

Kenth Johansson, M.Sc. CEO at Adopticum, Skellefteå, Sweden
Kenth has twelve years of hands-on experience from all the aspects of starting, growing and creating profitability in entrepreneurial and fast growing companies. His current employment is with Adopticum, an rganization set out to increase the uptake of photonics in companies in the northern parts of Sweden.

Optimization for better sustainability and effective production within process industry. “Where and why you should measure”

Vision systems developed for and successfully used within global process industry. “How to measure.”

 Lars Lindqvist, M.Sc. Deputy CEO at Optimation AB and CEO at MBV Systems AB, Luleå, Sweden
Lars is one of the founders of Optimation AB which was founded in 2002. He is an expert within process control and dynamic simulation. Since 2012 Lars is part time deputy CEO for Optimation AB and since 2015 he act as CEO for the subsidiary company MBV Systems AB. Through the knowledge on where and why to measure within Optimation, and the knowledge on how within MBV Systems, the small but effective and unique company group has made an impact on Swedish process industries effectiveness for many years now. And for some years also global industries has “opened there eyes”.

Photonics for selecting different materials in recycling processes
Jussi Tenhunen, M.Sc. Senior Scientist at VTT, Oulu, Finland
Jussi is a senior expert on applied optics and photonics at VTT. He has outstanding theoretical and practical skills in photonics, and his responsibilities include system level design of optical instruments, optical power budgets, discovering the principles that solve the problems of the clients / customers / partners. 

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Hotels & Travels

PhotonicSweden has prebooked 70 rooms at
Quality Hotel Skelleftea Stadshotell
Stationsgatan 8-10, Skelleftea
Ph.+46-910 71 10 60
Emal: g.booking.skelleftea@choice.se  
Prize: One single room is 1.150 SEK incl. breakfast and VAT.
Booking code: PhotonicSweden.

Travel example by SAS from Stockholm:
Tuesday      3 April:  08:10 Departure Arlanda / 09:20 Arrive at Skellefteå Airport
Wednesday 4 April:  19:25 Departure Skellefteå Airport / 20:30 Arrive at Arlanda