Presentations WSED 2012

European Pellet Conference

  • EU-policy for bioenergy - recent developments
    Giulio Volpi, European Commission, DG Energy
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  • Current and future global bioenergy trends
    Adam Brown, International Energy Agency (IEA)
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  • Wood pellets in the European Forest Outlook
    Florian Steierer, FAO, United Nations
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The "Pellet Academy"

  • The ENplus pellets in detail
    Hans Martin Behr, Deutsches Pelletinstitut, Germany
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  • How to develop a regional pellet heating market
    Christiane Egger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
    Roderick Matheson, Aberdeenshire Council, UK
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Energy Efficiency Watch

  • Opening & welcome
    MEP Claude Turmes, European Parliament, President Eufores
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  • Energy efficiency policy update
    Robert Nuij, European Commission, DG Energy
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  • Innovative European energy efficiency projects
    Gordon Sutherland, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
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The Energy Efficiency Watch - an IEE-Project

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Biomass Partnerships

  • The Intelligent Energy Europe "FOREST project"
    Andrew Rowson, University of Exeter, Centre for Energy and the Environment, UK
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  • Biomass partnerships – quality and success criteria
    Christine Öhlinger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
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Successful partnership examples

  • Business models for biomass heat
    Asko Puhakka, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
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  • One-stop for biomass heating
    Diana Hehenberger-Risse, BioRegioEnergie, Germany
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  • Biomass heat contracting initiatives in Spain
    Francisco Puente-Salve, ESCAN, Spain
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  • Biomass contracting for industry
    Siegfried Aigner, Ing. Aigner Wasser-Wärme-Umwelt, Austria
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  • Pellet contracting for schools
    Andrzej Szajner, BAPE, Poland
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  • Biomass district heating – successful heat supply in Valtellina, Italy
    Vanessa Gallo, FIPER – Federazione Italiana Produttori di Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili, Italy
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  • Clare Wood Chip – a successful supply chain project
    Áine O' Callaghan, Teagasc Advisory Office, Ireland
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  • The Dartmoor Woodfuel Cooperation
    Andrew Bradford, Director, Dartmoor Woodfuel Cooperation, UK
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Nearly Zero Energy Buildings


What are "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (NZEBs)?

  • Recent policy initiatives in the buildings sector
    Robert Nuij, European Commission, DG Energy
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  • Challenges for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
    Bogdan Atanasiu, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
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Practical implementation of NZEBs

  • Member States' approaches to NZEBs
    Eduardo B. Maldonado, University of Porto, Coordinator of the Concerted Action EPBD
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  • Examples for NZEBs in the commercial sector
    Hans Erhorn, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Germany
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  • MINERGIE – the Swiss approach to cost optimal
    NZEBs, Ulrich Nyffenegger, Canton of Bern, CH
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  • Business models for renewable energy in buildings
    Kristian Petrick, IEA-RETD, Spain
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Technology innovation for NZEBs

  • Examples of NZEBs around the globe
    Jens Laustsen, Technical Director, Global Building Performance Network (GBPN), France
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  • From efficient buildings to smart cities
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
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WSED next!

Biomass Session

  • Harvesting alternatives and transport logistics for wood from young stand
    Juha Laitila/Kari Väätäinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
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  • Transporting biomass materials by pipeline to a large-scale biorefinery
    Mahdi Vaezi, University of Alberta, Canada
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  • Promotion of short rotation coppice for district heating systems in Eastern Europe
    Pilar Zapata Aranda, Bioazul, Spain
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  • Technical and economic feasibility of wood pellet production in Brazil
    Nelson Brancalhão Neto, Univer¬sity of São Paulo State (UNESP), Brazil
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  • Mathematical modelling of a biomass pellet boiler
    Rosemarie Schnetzinger/Babette Hebenstreit/Ernst Höftberger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria
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  • Discrimination between wood pellet blends using hyperspectral imaging
    Gary Gillespie, University College Dublin, Ireland
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  • Physical and chemical property changes of three biomass fuels by torrefication
    Lei Shang/Lars Stougaard Bach, Risø Technical University of Denmark
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  • Stratification of off-gases in stored wood pellets
    Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, University of British Columbia, Canada
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  • Increasing energy efficiency: biomass gasification with CHP production
    Marta Trninć, University of Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Algal biomass - a renewable energy source for Austria?
    Maria Hingsamer, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
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  • Sugarcane ethanol production in Malawi: optimising the greenhouse gas balance
    Elisa Dunkelberg, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Germany
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  • Techno-economic analysis of renewable diesel production from canola and camelina
    Patrick Miller, University of Alberta, Canada
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  • Supercritical transesterification reaction for biodiesel synthesis
    Jiuxu Liu, Syracuse University, USA
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  • Biomass in disaster-relief activities after the earthquake
    Kosuke Ohno, Japan Wood Energy, Japan
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Energy Efficiency

  • Energy performance of the existing building stock in Europe
    Marina Economidou, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Belgium
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  • Renewable resources as raw materials for energy saving thermal insulation
    Mikelis Kirpluks/Anda Fridrihsone/Aiga Paberza/Peteris Cabulis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
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  • Building renovation from the perspective of "eco-marketing"
    Michaela Kloiber, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
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  • Taking a service life approach in building refurbishment
    Máté Orosz, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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  • Analysis to reduce the energy consumption of residential buildings by 50 %
    Sunghye Min/Jihyun Kim, Daewoo E&C, South Korea
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  • Principles for nearly zero buildings in Belgium
    Shady Attia, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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  • BEAM: The "Built-Environment-Analysis-Model"
    Kjell Bettgenhäuser, Darmstadt University of Techno¬logy/Ecofys, Germany
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  • I can have solar collectors, too!
    Karlo Rajic, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia
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  • 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
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  • Understanding policy change: Energy savings obligations in the UK
    Jan Rosenow, University of Oxford, UK
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  • Designing an optimal energy efficiency policy for China's service sector
    Lin Zhang, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
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  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency
    Louise Sunderland, ACE, UK
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  • Power scaling in proportion to data processing in today's multimedia devices
    Jeffrey Swofford, Ecos, USA
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