Thursday, March 23, 2017

Paradigm shifting smart infrastructure solutions within energy harvesting and e-mobility win award in innovation contest

Smart Energy Road and Traffic System (SERTS) – a finalist of Infra Awards 2017 – participated in an award ceremony in Stockholm on March 23 (Wallenbergsalen i Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm).

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SERTS harvests solar, thermal, wind, kinetic, and hydraulic energy for storage and distribution through a smart grid. The vision is to enable access to limitless decentralised sustainable energy through smart infrastructure development and simultaneously urge the paradigm for e-mobility; the mission is to develop and commercialise an energy harvesting, modular, self-healing micro smart grid with wireless, mobile dynamic charging for electric vehicles.

The SERTS infrastructure concept is a World Ecological Forum platform development that has received some basic feasibility study support from both the Swedish and Finnish government risk capital technology funds.

World Ecological Forum also commences a technology partnership co-operation with ElectRoad, an Israeli start-up company with special competency for dynamic wireless electrification systems for urban transportation. The under-the-road electric charging beds allow for mobile and wireless charging for mission-specific vehicles, for instance, buses and cars.

“We can see great potential synergies in creating a common testing platform, a pilot facility for both energy harvesting and dynamic charging. We open up opportunities for OEMs within the vehicle industry and beyond to join us to advance the future of e-mobility.”, comments Alec Arho Havrén, SERTS innovator and founding chairman of World Ecological Forum.

“ElectRoad looks forward to establishing a demonstration and testbed for its technology in Europe, in conjunction to GotlandRing, world’s first sustainable race and test circuit, located on the Swedish island of Gotland, an eco-region and most popular tourist venue in Sweden.”, states Oren Ezer, CEO ElectRoad.

“Energy harvesting, e-mobility, dynamic charging, and self-driving technology will be the main focus for the test facility on Gotland. These technologies create significant synergies and form the future energy and mobility paradigms.”, Alec Arho Havrén concludes.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Table Conference of World Ecological Forum (Beijing) Summit

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Table Conference of World Ecological Forum (Beijing) Summit was held in Waldorf Astoria Beijing on Oct. 21st, which launched by GT Capital and Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission. There were about 50 experts, scholars and business executives from China and abroad attended to this conference.

Alec Arho Havrén, founder and chairman of WEF gave the speech on the forum and with Riso Rantala the CEO of WEF; Laurence, the CEO of Altares Group; Yun Teng, the Executive Director of International Energy Institute of International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission; Xinxin Xu, representative of Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission, and Jiang Chen, Chairman of WEF China Branch, together for the establishment of China-Europe Green Energy Promoting Center’s inauguration. Then, the World Ecological Forum Organization, Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission, Altares Group, GT Capital, and Windchimes Investment, together with start the China-Europe Green Energy Industry Fund.

The conference lasted one day, the topics discussed around the sustainable development of economy and ecology, green energy production and collection, intelligent sustainable cities and regions, green energy and the development of smart vehicles, green food development of ecological agriculture technology.

WEF will introduce Green environmental technology from Europe to China to provide technical support for the development and transformation of SMEs in China, and base on China’s actual situation, in order to promote China’s industrial upgrading, green energy development for the purpose, as the Chinese economy and the environment unprecedented opportunity balanced development.

The conference has been the strong support of the World Ecological Forum Organization and the Chinese government, enterprises and society. The aim is to create environmental and economic balance, in order to achieve sustainable growth, to lay a solid foundation for the World Ecological Forum (Beijing) Summit.

by Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission


Friday October 10, 2014

WEF at Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Motor Show)

The WEF team – Alec Arho Havrén (founder and chairman), Risto Rantala (CEO), and Tzvetelina Nikolova (co-ordinator) – visited Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Motor Show) during the press and industry days October 2-3.

Electrification of traffic has become more and more mainstream thinking which could clearly be seen at the show. The WEF initiative of the Smart Energy Road and Traffic System was presented to some potential EV partners. SERTS aims at becoming a leading integrator and knowledge provider within sustainable energy harvesting infrastructure, and therefore, seeks both energy and mobility partners. Wireless and mobile charging for EVs is a small part of the planned pilot facility.

Vehicle manufacturers were also invited to the WEF Gotland e-mobility event which takes place in Visby and Gotland Ring in June 2015. End of the year, a press release will follow regarding WEF event activities and initiatives in Finland, Sweden, and China.


Monday, July 1, 2014

Mr. Risto Rantala has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the World Ecological Forum as of July 1, 2014.

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“Risto has extensive experience in management consulting, education and a keen interest in sustainability matters. Our goal is to increase the activity level of the World Ecological Forum and create a regional approach for the growth economies around the world, thus maximizing the impact on a global scale. Our technology and best practices partners will help us realise our strategy. I have known Risto for 20 years and witnessed his systematic approach and work ethic. His leadership contribution combined with our network of innovative experts will create unique added value for our future efforts,” says Alec Arho-Havrén, Founder of World Ecological Forum.


Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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Alec Arho Havrén, founder and chairman of World Ecological Forum, is interviewed about electro-mobility, energy harvesting, and smart infrastructure at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.


Visby, Sweden, June 1, 2013

World Ecological Forum and its network of partners are finalising a feasibility study – partly financed by Länsstyrelsen på Gotland (Swedish regional state representative) for the Smart Energy Road and Traffic System (SERTS) – an energy harvesting smart microgrid with wireless and mobile inductive charging for electric vehicles.

SERTS enables a paradigm shift in energy; it has the potential to create ten times more energy than is produced today through conventional production using fossil fuels. The smart energy road produces 100% renewable energy through thermal, geothermal, solar, wind, and kinetic energy.

The strategy is to develop the concept and technology initially through a Nordic partnership with a view to realise the critical mass by offering its future use in the growth markets like China, India, and Brazil. However, the project group realises that the development, testing and eventual introduction for use will take many years. Its pace of development is totally dependent on its financing.

During the future World Ecological Forum Summits in Sweden and China in 2015, a progress report will be presented – this with a view to seeking more technology and financing partners.


Visby, Sweden, January 15, 2012

World Ecological Forum and its network of academics, NGOs, and business partners are preparing co-development of Alec Arho Havrén’s invention and a concept called Smart Energy Road and Traffic System (SERTS). The founder of World Ecological Forum, Alec Arho Havrén, commenced the initial development of the SERTS – an energy harvesting smart microgrid with wireless and mobile inductive charging for electric vehicles – in 2008.

In the next phase, a feasibility study for a possible pilot facility will be realised. A potential location for the test platform is on a land area in conjunction with GotlandRing, the world’s first sustainable race and test circuit that works in close co-operation with the automotive industry.

SERTS enables a paradigm shift in energy; it has the potential to create ten times more energy than is produced today through conventional production using fossil fuels. The smart energy road produces 100% renewable energy through thermal, geothermal, solar, wind, and kinetic energy.


Programme for World Ecological Forum 2011, in conjunction with Almedalen 2011,July 4th

Is the Baltic Sea Region prepared for Clean Tech export to Russia and China?

Participants:

Mats Denninger, coordinator for Swedish cooperation with China in the areas of Green Tech and Sustainable Urban Planning,

Peter Hjelm, Läckeby Water

Alec Arho Havrén, World Ecological Forum (WEF)

Anne-Christin Bayard, Sustainable Sweden-South-East

Magnus Rystedt, Nordic Environmental Finance Corporation

Host: Sida Östersjöenheten, World Ecological Forum (WEF)

Moderator: Pasi Rutanen, journalist and diplomat

How do we create trendsetting sustainable cities in the Baltic Sea Region – and beyond?

Participants:

Eva Nygren, Managing Director, Sweco-Sweden

Anna Forsberg, Head of environmental division, Skanska

Tord Svedberg, Swedish Environmental Research Institute – IVL

Anders Wijkman, politician and writer

Alec Arho Havrén, World Ecological Forum (WEF)

Host: Sida Östersjöenheten, World Ecological Forum (WEF).

Moderator: Pasi Rutanen, journalist and diplomat


Visby, Sweden, June 15, 2011

World Ecological Forum and SIDA co-organise presentations, panels, and workshops during Almedalen 2011 (Mötesplats Östersjön)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The World Ecological Forum Announces Winners of the Global Impact Awards

The Global Impact Awards, given out on the recommendation of the World Ecological Forum, were announced today. The winners were selected for their outstanding contributions to creating environmental and economic balance in order to achieve sustainable growth, welfare and social justice for all.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

World Ecological Forum: Business Leaders Join Forces to Tackle Climate Change

The World Ecological Forum today announced that its first summit will bring together prominent industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and environmental experts to fight climate change. This inaugural summit will be held in the UNESCO-protected city of Visby on Gotland, Sweden, on 1-2 July 2010.

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In Chinese(simplified简体中文)
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World Ecological Forum is participating in the Baltic Sea Action Summit organised in Helsinki on February 10, 2010, and is one of the commitment makers.

Baltic Sea Environmental Strategies workshop during the Gotland Summit continues the Baltic Sea Action Summit process. Find out more about the Baltic Sea Action Summit at http://www.bsas.fi/


World Ecological Forum speaker Mr. Bill Russo (Automotive Green Technologies) was interviewed on the Chinese CCTV about China auto market booming including views on how the Chinese automotive industry should take the opportunity to turn more green. Mr. Russo did also another interview for Bloomberg Network.
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Russo Bloomberg TV Interview on the U.S., China Auto Industries »