WSED next!

An event for young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency.

  Date:   29 February 2012
  Venue:   A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
  Conference fee:

   80 Euro (40 Euro for students)
   (plus 10% VAT)

  Conference languages:   English
  Organisation and conference office:    O.O. Energiesparverband
   Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
   Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
   Fax +43/732/7720-14383
   office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at  

Programme

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


14.00 Opening and welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria



14.15 Biomass Session

Chairperson: Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Harvesting alternatives and transport logistics for wood from young stands
    Juha Laitila/Kari Väätäinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland

  • Transporting biomass materials by pipeline to a large-scale biorefinery
    Mahdi Vaezi, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Promotion of short rotation coppice for district heating systems in Eastern Europe
    Pilar Zapata Aranda, Bioazul, Spain

  • Technical and economic feasibility of wood pellet production in Brazil
    Nelson Brancalhão Neto, University of São Paulo State (UNESP), Brazil

  • Mathematical modelling of a biomass pellet boiler
    Rosemarie Schnetzinger/Babette Hebenstreit/Ernst Höftberger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Discrimination between wood pellet blends using hyperspectral imaging
    Gary Gillespie, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Physical and chemical property changes of three biomass fuels by torrefication
    Lei Shang/Lars Stougaard Bach, Risø Technical University of Denmark

  • Stratification of off-gases in stored wood pellets
    Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Increasing energy efficiency: biomass gasification with CHP production
    Marta Trninić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Algal biomass - a renewable energy source for Austria?
    Maria Hingsamer, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria

  • Sugarcane ethanol production in Malawi: optimising the greenhouse gas balance
    Elisa Dunkelberg, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Germany

  • Techno-economic analysis of renewable diesel production from canola and camelina
    Patrick Miller, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Supercritical transesterification reaction for biodiesel synthesis
    Jiuxu Liu, Syracuse University, USA

  • Biomass in disaster-relief activities after the earthquake
    Kosuke Ohno, Japan Wood Energy, Japan

18.00 End of the conference


19.00 Evening programme

> Selected posters: Biomass


14.15 Energy Efficiency Session

Chairperson: Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Energy performance of the existing building stock in Europe
    Marina Economidou, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Belgium

  • Renewable resources as raw materials for energy saving thermal insulation
    Mikelis Kirpluks/Anda Fridrihsone/Aiga Paberza/Peteris Cabulis, Riga Technical University, Latvia

  • Building renovation from the perspective of "eco-marketing"
    Michaela Kloiber, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Taking a service life approach in building refurbishment
    Máté Orosz, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

  • Analysis to reduce the energy consumption of residential buildings by 50 %
    Sunghye Min/Jihyun Kim, Daewoo E&C, South Korea

  • Principles for nearly zero buildings in Belgium
    Shady Attia, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

  • BEAM: The "Built-Environment-Analysis-Model"
    Kjell Bettgenhäuser, Darmstadt University of Technology/Ecofys, Germany

  • I can have solar collectors, too!
    Karlo Rajic, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • Sustainable stand-alone photovoltaic container house for remote areas
    Khaled Ahmed Saleh/Basel H Madi/Ahmad SH.H Abdelrahman, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates

  • Understanding policy change: Energy savings obligations in the UK
    Jan Rosenow, University of Oxford, UK

  • Designing an optimal energy efficiency policy for China's service sector
    Lin Zhang, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency
    Louise Sunderland, The Association for the Conservation of Energy, UK

  • A town-planning concept for an ecological mountain zone
    Natalia Romanova, North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Russia

  • Power scaling in proportion to data processing in today's multimedia devices
    Jeffrey Swofford, Ecos, USA

18.00 End of the conference

> Selected posters: Energy Efficiency


Selected posters

Biomass

  • Biogas from biomass - forecasting legislative changes for agriculture
    Wolfgang Stauss, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany

  • Modelling the consequences of increased use of forest harvest residues for bioenergy production
    Silje Skar, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

  • Perspectives for the use of wood biomass as a biofuel in the Russian Federation
    Anastasiya Shtineva, Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Forestry, Russia

  • Using consortium for cellulosic ethanol production in combination biology mode
    Ran Du, Tsinghua University, China

  • Fuel pellets from torrefied wheat straw
    Wolfgang Stelte, Technical University of Denmark, Risø Danish National Laboratory/Lei Shang, Technical University of Denmark, Risø - Danish National Laboratory

  • Life cycle analysis of pellet production from miscanthus crops
    Fionnuala Murphy, Bioresources Research Centre, Ireland

  • The effect of additives for production costs and parameters of wood pellets
    Radovan Harant/Peter Albert, Biomasa, Slovakia

  • An evaluation of the production and combustion of fuel pellets from oilseed rape
    Leticia Chico-Santamarta, Harper Adams University College, UK

  • Analysis of an active flue gas condensation device for domestic biomass boilers
    Babette Hebenstreit/Rosemarie Schnetzinger/Ernst Höftberger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Dynamic model for calculating storage tank work
    Ivanin Oleg, United Institute of High Temperatures, Russia

  • Biomass and renewable energy programmes in the Ukraine
    Epik Oleksii, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Ukraine

  • Biomass carbon footprint
    Clarke Lind, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Refurbishments - A long way from pilot projects to common practice
    Antti Kurvinen/Jaakko Vihola, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

  • PCM-based walls and insulation for energy-efficient commercial buildings
    Edward J. Naimaster IV/Louremy V. Peña, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

  • Avoiding the elephant: the net and nearly zero energy building target in Belgium
    Shady Attia, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

  • Modelling energy use in the EU building stock to 2050
    Eoin Ó Broin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Simulation toolbox supporting energy efficiency in industry and academia
    Giusi Quartarone, University of Pavia, Italy

  • SERVE project: socio-economic analysis
    Hrvoje Maras, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • Online tool for analysing energy demand of buildings and settlements
    Hermine Mitter/Georg Neugebauer, BOKU Wien, Austria

  • Microclimatic effect on the simulated load of a ZEB
    Pittakaras Paris, University of Manchester, UK

  • Energy efficiency investment for retirement
    Jack Carrington, The Association for the Conservation of Energy, UK


The conference "WSED next!" offered a platform both for presenting the work of young researchers and professionals as well as for interaction with experts and decision makers from industry and institutions.
It was held in the framework of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2012 (WSED12) conference.
Senior students, young researchers and young professionals were invited to submit contributions using the online submission form.

Linked to the main topics of the WSED12, WSED next! focused on the two topics:

(1) biomass as well as
(2) energy efficiency in buildings.
A scientific committee selected papers for oral or poster presentation.

The organiser of the WSED, the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, covered the costs for accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected participants for 3 conference days (arrival: 28 February, departure: 2 March). The "WSED Next Award" was presented to the "best contribution". Mahdi Vaezi, Mariana Economidou and Jan Rosenow shared the prize money of 500 Euro as they received the same nomber of votes.
A special issue of the international scientific journal "Biomass & Bioenergy" (Elsevier) with selected scientific papers presented at the WSED next! conference will be published!
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