Johannes Morfeldt, M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, is currently pursuing a Ph.D in the topic of increasing energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions along steel production value chains.
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Visiting address: Brinellvägen 68, Stockholm
Steel production is both energy and emission intensive and, also, exposed to global competition. Combined, these issues pose major challenges for the iron and steel sector and other stakeholders along the value chain of steel products in the context of climate change mitigation. I am especially interested in the indicators used for tracking energy efficiency development and environmental impacts. The indicators that are used for this purpose today are not transparent and in some cases misleading. Indicators that capture the real improvements can facilitate the process of reducing energy consumption and environmental impacts, at the company level as well as at national or regional levels.
My research focus on identifying the factors influencing trends in the trends seen in indicators for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. Based on this insight recommendations can be given for devising new indicators to capture improvements along the value chain to a larger extent. Furthermore, the understanding of influence factors may help designing energy scenario models to be able to foresee future developments to a larger extent.
Mr. Morfeldt is active in the InnoEnergy-project. The ESA2 project gathers knowledge and expertise from 14 European research groups and aims to create innovations from energy systems analysis research.
Mr. Morfeldt has a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics from Örebro University, 2009, Sweden. He did his M.Sc. Thesis in the topic of enhancing efficiency in a concentrating solar collector. He joined the ECS division in January 2010 working with issues related to information and administration. He has a passion for issues related to energy and climate change and decided to start his Ph.D studies in late 2011.
Mr. Morfeldt also acted as the Communications Manager of the KTH Energy Platform on a part-time basis until Dec. 2011. The KTH Energy Platform is an initiative to gather - and create synergies between - researchers and students all over KTH, crossing the school borders.