The TEN21 team

Kristina Lygnerud from IVL

Kristina Lygnerud specialises in business model innovation in district energy. She has worked extensively with urban waste heat recovery in several EU funded projects. Kristina is one of the founding partners in TEN21 and is a force of action within the organization. She is project lead on many TEN21 projects.

Kristina is senior advisor at IVL, the Swedish Environmental Institute. IVL is one of the partner organisations at TEN21, and do projects on the interaction between ecological, economic, and social perspectives.

In addition to the work Kristina puts into TEN21, she is a professor in Industrial and Financial Economics at Lund University as well as chair of the European research and technology platform for district energy, DHC+. So, if you need to know anything about the EU taxonomy, Kristina is the person to ask.

Chris Garside from Resourceful Futures

Chris Garside has a keen interest in bringing together innovation and finance to unlock net zero heat. Chris is a UK based lawyer specialised in low carbon investments and is one of the founding partners in TEN21. Chris is the perfect matchmaker between green minded investors and low carbon projects.

Chris is founder of Resourceful Futures, which is one of the partner organizations in the TEN21 collaboration. Resourceful Futures works with policy makers and investors to accelerate development of the political and technical features of net zero projects to unlock significant investment flows into the relevant sector.


Kenneth Karlsson from Energy Modelling Lab

Energy Modelling Lab is specialised in designing and building energy system optimisation models from national scale down to district heating areas. The company is a spin-off from the energy system analysis group from the Technical University of Denmark. EML are using models to capture all the system interaction and competition between solutions that is difficult fully grasp even for experts. Kenneth Karlsson is director and partner in EML and has more than 20 years of experience in energy system modelling both as researcher and consultant. He is advising Governments in green transition of their energy systems, district heating companies in investment strategies and technology companies in the role of their technologies in the future energy system.

EML also builds result-interfaces making modelling results accessible to decision makers and use interactive workshops for designing scenarios for possible solutions.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Popovic from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

Tobias Popovic, is a Professor of Corporate & Sustainable Finance and Co-Head of the Centre for Sustainable Economics & Management (CSEM) and scientific director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Sustainable Finance und Management at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. He is contributing his profound experience in sustainable infrastructure finance and green infrastructure investments to TEN21. He is currently working on business models of district energy 2050 in collaboration with the IEA and on identifying efficient investor relations for low temperature implementations by means of H2020 support. In the context of the EU funded project REWARDHeat together with his team he is currently developing financing instruments for DHCN as well approaches for attracting investors.

Roberto Fedrizzi from EURAC designs the thermal network

EURAC is an Italian research institute specialized in low temperature District Heating and Cooling networks. It is at the forefront of low temperature implementations in innovation action projects funded by the European Commission. With a unique cutting edge in technologies and management approaches, the organization has the capacity to design and validate the implementation of low temperature solutions.

Christian Johansson from NODA provides the digital infrastructure

NODA Intelligent Systems provides thermal AI solutions throughout the value chain of a project. For successful low temperature implementation digitalization is key. NODA has been developing cutting edge AI solutions for the energy, property and automation industries for more than 15 years. NODA is based in Sweden with partner offices in Europe, North America and Asia.