Young Energy Researchers Conference



•  28 February 2018: Energy Efficiency
•  1 March 2018: Biomass

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme WSED 2018 (pdf)

Conference fee:

  • 105 Euro (55 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Researchers Conference (28 February – 1 March)
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference (28 February 2018), participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference and the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Biomass Researchers Conference (1 March 2018), participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Pellet Conference
All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT

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Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386

Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!

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Announcement Young Energy Researchers Conference (pdf)

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Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

A conference to present the work of young researchers in the field of energy efficiency (in English only)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

14.00 Opening and welcome

  • Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband

Oral presentation

Chairperson: Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

  • Design, development and performance of triple vacuum glazing
    Saim Memon, London South Bank University, UK

  • A double skin facade for an educational building in Cairo
    Mostafa Atwa, The German University in Cairo, Egypt 

  • Cogeneration in apartment buildings: analysis of hydronic configurations
    Freek Van Riet, University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Intelligent control and comfort management for energy efficient buildings
    V.S.K.V Harish, TERI University, India

  • Enhancing the performance of a room-integrated PCM wallboard with night ventilation
    Bharat Chhugani / Felix Klinker, ZAE Bayern, Germany

  • Energy efficiency and the "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative
    Ksenia Petrichenko, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark

  • Measuring the impact of energy efficiency measures on productivity
    Souran Chatterjee, Central European University,Hungary

  • Exploring household energy use from a gender perspective
    Peliwe Jubase, Sustainable Energy Africa, South Africa

  • Efficient single-family houses for rural areas of Tajikistan
    Mirzoqurbon Pochchoev, GERES, Tajikistan

  • Improving energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions in the cement industry
    David Pier, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Recycled post-consumer glass for high-performance concrete
    Marija Krstic / Julio F. Davalos, The City College of New York, USA

  • Small scale stand-alone CSP: a conceptual design
    Nayab Bushra, TU Berlin, Germany

  • Assessing embodied energy impacts in tourism with input-output analysis
    Ariel Xian Toh, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Energy-efficient desulfurisation of fuel oil by task specific ionic liquids
    Joshua Raj Jaganathan, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

  • Energy labelling of air conditioners
    Carsten Palkowski, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

  • A multi-objective framework for the sustainable design of polygeneration systems
    Eduardo Antonio Pina, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

19.00 End of the conference day, Evening programme

Poster presentation Energy Efficiency

  • Meeting energy demands of developing India: issues & challenges
    Divyanshu Sinha / Shatakshi Shukla, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, India

  • Energy efficiency of public bathhouses
    Mohamed Krarouch, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

  • Techno-economic optimisation of heating structures in urban areas
    Igor Shesho, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia

  • Simulation-aided energy restoration of buildings
    Norbert Harmathy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

  • energy+Home2.0 - potentials for a climate-neutral building stock
    Annekatrin Koch, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

  • Solar Decathlon Africa 2019
    Samir Idrissi Kaitouni, Research Institute Solar Energy and New Energies, Morocco

  • Performance of PV modules in outdoor conditions
    Rashmi Singh, National Institute of Solar Energy, India

  • CFD simulation of conditioning of closed areas in summer conditions
    Andrii Kulikov, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

  • Efficiency of cogeneration in summer and winter operation
    Milan Abraham, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

  • Energy label compliance verification for tumble dryers
    Arno Knieschewski, Federal Instititute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

  • Energy efficiency trends in transportation
    Aristeidis Tsakiris, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark

  • Survey based analysis of automated building systems and user comfort
    Andreas Käßer / Michaela Reim / Bharat Chhugani, ZAE Bayern, Germany

  • Multicomponent cements for masonry mortars
    Hanna Ivashchyshyn / Roksolana Semeniv, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine

  • Energy harvesting from skylight solar radiation
    Vladislav Živanović / Luka Franceško, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Towards environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods in Arab cities
    Akram Ahmed, King Saud University, Saudi-Arabia

  • Energy data analysis of an injection moulding machine
    Frank Doyle, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • A data-driven approach for improving energy and production efficiency in manufacturing SMEs
    Frank Doyle, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • The real state of Europe's building stock
    Jonathan Volt, Building Performance Institute Europe

  • Techno-economic comparison of solar cooling systems
    Mafalda Henriques, University of Applied Sciences Wels, Austria

  • Biodynamic lighting with LEDs
    Rudolf Bayer / Marek Bálský, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Thermal behaviour and passive strategies in social housing
    Norma Alejandra Rodríguez-Muñoz, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Mexico

  • A study on the impact of household occupant behaviour
    Meltem Türkan Alagöz, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • Energy and hygrothermal performance monitoring of built-in thermal insulations
    Balázs Nagy / Tamás Károly Simon, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Young Biomass Researchers Conference

    A conference to present the work of young researchers in the field of biomass (in English only)

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    14.00 Opening and welcome

    • Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband

    Oral presentation

    Chairperson: Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy2020+, Austria

    • The Green P - urban parking areas for microalgae cultivation
      Michael Zellinger, FH Wiener Neustadt / Bioenergy 2020+; Franz Theuretzbacher, FH Wiener Neustadt, Austria

    • Lipid extraction from chlorella vulgaris with hydrophilic ionic liquids
      Sooridarsan Krishnan, Petronas University of Technology, Malaysia

    • Impact of lignin extraction pretreatment on spruce hydrochar characteristics
      Anna Partridge / Ekaterina Sermyagina, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

    • Preliminary assessment of char as gas filtering medium
      Eleonora Cordioli, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

    • Miscanthus versus wood: slagging and methods for inhibition
      Maria Gilbert, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

    • Modelling syngas production from agricultural waste for methanol synthesis
      Patrik Šuhaj / Jakub Husár, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

    • Polyurethane-like polymer production from milk proteins
      Bushra Chalermthai / Jens Schmidt, Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates

    • Performance characteristics of biodiesel blends from used vegetable oil
      Michael Ahimbisibwe, National Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda

    • Impacts of different feedstocks on a 1 MW biomass
      Archishman Bose, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Tommaso Mura, Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal; Denitsa Kuzeva, Eindhoven Institute of Technology, NL

    • Efficient value chains for heat production from energy crops
      Oleksandra Tryboi, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

    • Real life emissions and efficiency gaps of firewood room heaters
      Gabriel Reichert, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

    • Utilising woody residues for bioenergy in the southern United States
      Raju Pokharel, University of Idaho, USA

    • Ukraine: transition to biomass heating by 2050
      Alex Epik, Scientific Energineering Center "Biomass", Vitalii Zubenko, Scientific Energineering Center "Biomass", Ukraine

    • Establishing regional bioenergy concepts in Southeast Europe
      Shruti Athavale / Lorenz Strimitzer, Austrian Energy Agency, Austria

    • Implementing a biomass district heating project in Croatia
      Valerija Vrček Habazin, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

    • Biogas in flexible electricity generation - opportunity or false hope?
      Franz Theuretzbacher, FH Wiener Neustadt / Ervin Saracevic, TU Wien, Austria

    Poster presentation Biomass

    • The potential of gasification char as energy source for South-Tyrol
      Stefano Piazzi, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

    • Biomass substitution potential in district heating in the Ukraine
      Viacheslav Antonenko, National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine

    • Fuel characteristics of wood pellets
      Kim Seong-ho / Han Gyu-Seong, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea

    • Production of porous activated carbons from cellulose
      Ekaterina Sermyagina, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

    • Legal aspects of biofuel exchange in the Ukraine
      Anna Pastukh, NGO Renewable Energy Agency, Ukraine

    • Designing a household anaerobic digester for rural areas in Sudan
      Omer Salim, Petrodar Operation Company, Sudan

    • Environmental impacts of energy from forest biomass in Portugal
      Tamíris Pacheco da Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal

    • Chain processing to obtain fermentable sugar from switchgrass
      Kaniye Güneş / Büşra Çabuk, Ege University, Turkey

    • Robust instrumentation and control systems for gasifiers
      Prashant Kamble, University of Glasgow, UK

    • Carbonised briquettes from a women and youth association
      Vicent Sseguya, Zibula Atudde Women & Youth Association, Uganda

    • Comparing instrumental methods for biomass ash analysis
      Josef Farták, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic

    • Emission reduction potential of improved cook stoves
      Jackson Mutegeki, Makerere University, Uganda

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    11.30 Workshop Horizon 2020 (in English only)

    Opportunities for Young Energy Researchers

    • Introduction to the Horizon2020 Programme
    • The programme priorities
    • Do’s and don’ts in Horizon2020

    The workshop is organised in cooperation with the network of Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) (