Wood technology company Modvion has formed an advisory board. At present, the board consists of five individuals with extensive experience in wind power, wood industry, international affairs and issues relating to renewable energy.
Wind power will play a central role in reaching Net Zero targets and tackling the global climate crisis, by offering vast amounts of clean power at affordable costs,” said Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council and one of the members of the new board. “Modvion’s technology can help the industry build a zero emissions supply chain by introducing new technology and more sustainable materials, and this is a development I would like to contribute to.”
Modvion’s advisory board will support the long-term strategic development of the company. Members are:
- Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council
- Kasper Roed Jensen, Vice President Next Generation Concepts Partnering at turbine manufacturer Vestas
- Jari Suominen, Executive Vice President, Division Forest, at the bioeconomy company Stora Enso
- Nicola Rossi, Head of Innovation at the global energy company Enel Green Power
- Marie Aglert, Director Large Corporates at the Swedish Export Credit Agency
At Vestas we are dedicated to not only bring solutions that can solve the transition towards a carbon free energy production, but equally to do it in a sustainable way, said Kasper Roed Jensen, Vice President Next Generation Concepts Partnering at turbine manufacturer Vestas. “We see wooden towers as one of the very promising and important solutions to reduce the need of carbon intensive steel for tower production. Modvion has demonstrated that this can be done in a scaled version, and we have found no showstoppers for this not to work for large scale multimegawatt turbines.”
In addition, the Chairman of Modvion, Stefan Karlsson, and CEO, Otto Lundman, are included in the advisory board.
If we are to solve the climate crisis, we need more renewable energy as well as increased use of sustainable, wooden constructions. Our technology enables both,” said Otto Lundman, CEO of Modvion. “The combined experience and expertise of our advisory board will help us change the global wind power industry. We want to enable climate neutral wind power.”
Modvion builds wooden wind turbine towers in laminated wood, nature’s own carbon fibre, which is stronger than steel at the same weight. The towers are built in modules that can be transported on public roads, making it easier to build taller towers at a lower cost. The carbon dioxide taken up by trees as they grow is stored in the wooden towers, which enables climate neutral wind power.
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For more information, please contact:
Otto Lundman, CEO, Modvion, +46-(0)702-72 06 24, email@example.com
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The Swedish wood technology company Modvion develops demanding constructions in laminated wood, nature’s carbon fibre, for large scale applications. Wooden structures enable radical emission reductions through replacing emission-intensive materials, such as steel and concrete. Modvion has developed wind turbine towers which, thanks to a patented modular concept, enables reduced manufacturing costs and enhances transport efficiency when installing high towers.
The operation is part-financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, the Västra Götaland region and the EU program Horizon 2020 EIC Accelerator.