Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency & Biomass



•  1 March 2017: Energy Efficiency
•  2 March 2017: Biomass

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Conference fee:

  • 100 Euro (50 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers Conference (1 - 2 March 2017)
  • 50 Euro (25 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency (1 March 2017), participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference
  • 50 Euro (25 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers Conference: Biomass (2 March 2017), 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

Conference language:


Organisation and conference office:

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

Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!


Announcement Young Researchers (pdf)



Scientific Committee 2017​​​​​​​

Young Researchers 2017​​​​​​​




Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency

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


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband

Oral presentation

Chairperson: Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

  • Cooling performance of phase change material systems
    Modar Yasin / Helmut Weinläder / Felix Klinker, ZAE Bayern, Germany
  • Building envelope optimisation towards overall energy performance improvements
    Norbert Harmathy, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
  • Designing zero net energy residential buildings for different Iranian climate zones
    Ahmadreza Armaninia, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Model predictive control for efficient house heating
    Pierre Vogler-Finck, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Flink – a central management system for smart homes
    Almin Hasandic, International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mathematical models for analysing the lighting system in a room with blinds
    Marek Balsky / Zuzana Panska / Jan Zalesak / Jiri Pavlousek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Multiperiod model for the optimal production planning for technical gases
    David Fernández Linares / Laureano Jiménez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain; Rubén Folgado, Messer Ibérica de Gases, Spain
  • Improved desalination using solar multi-effect distillation in Mediterranean regions
    Roshan Chandwankar, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Heat pipe heat exchanger for heat recovery applications
    Maksym Lozovyi, National Technical University of Ukraine
  • Heat recovery from sewage water: system design and analysis
    Danijela Kardaš, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Methodology for quality checks for efficient buildings
    Magdalena Hajdukiewicz / Jamie Goggins / Marcus Keane, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Mapping tools on energy efficiency in buildings for policy-making support
    Ksenia Petrichenko, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark
  • Mapping of energy efficiency indicators
    Aristeidis Tsakiris, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark
  • Boosting the NZEB market transition
    Jonathan Volt, Building Performance Institute Europe
  • Energy efficient home refurbishment: survey on influencing factors
    Robert Baumhof / Thomas Decker / Klaus Menrad, Straubing Center of Science, Germany
  • Assessing the role of digital grids in empowering an energy efficient culture
    Shu Xian Toh, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Demand side infrastructure for energy security
    Filippos Anagnostopoulos / Dan Staniaszek, Building Performance Institute Europe

19.00 End of the conference day, Evening programme

Poster presentation: Energy Efficiency

  • Energy efficiency in municipal buildings in Turkey
    Elif Esra Aydin, Yasar University, Turkey
  • Importing BIM data into the passive house planning package
    Johan Cristol, Passive House Institute, Germany
  • Methods to prevent the stack effect in high rise residential buildings
    Ilari Ranta-aho, Aalto University, Finland
  • A new methodology to evaluate the sequence of stepwise refurbishment
    Sina Büttner / Markus Gratzl / Thomas Reiter, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Integrated sustainable design of a municipal government building in Beijing
    Luka Francesko / Vladislav Živanović / Gábor Berec / Dragan Botić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Field trials for residential CHP systems to reduce CO2 emissions in a German district
    Mustafa Flayyih, Maren Wenzel, Manfred Lange, Gas- und Wärme Institut Essen, Germany
  • Productivity and multiple impact analysis for policy decision-making
    Souran Chatterjee, Central European University, Hungary
  • VERDI - An open source energy efficient envelope system for residential buildings
    Andrei Toma, Tekpod, Romania
  • Solar minigrids in the mountains of Chin and Shan State, Myanmar
    Robert Peñaranda Loayza, Sunlabob Renewable Energy, France
  • Energy-efficient urban planning for a sustainable city quarter in Wels
    Roland Kloss, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Solutions for increasing the energy efficiency of buildings
    Vlaicu Luminita Ioana, Transilvanya University Brasov, Romania

Please also see the related conferences:

Young Researchers Conference: Biomass

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


Thursday, 2 March 2017

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband

Oral presentation

Chairperson: Walter Haslinger, bioenergy2020+, Austria

  • Retrofit of gas-fuelled boilers and engines with biomass gasifiers
    Federica Carnicelli, European Institute for Energy Research, Germany
  • Technical potential of biomass-derived synthetic natural gas production in Ireland
    Alessandro Singlitico / Jamie Goggins / Rory F.D. Monaghan, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Investigation of real life operation of biomass room heating appliances
    Marius Wöhler, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany
  • Design operability and retrofit analysis framework for biomass energy systems
    Viknesh Andiappan Murugappan, Taylor's University Malaysia
  • Assessing the sustainability of agricultural biomass flows for bioenergy
    Oludunsin Tunrayo Arodudu, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
  • Repeatability in particulate and gaseous emissions from pellet stoves
    Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • Reproduction of Fe/MgO and Co/Fe catalysts for the production of light alkenes
    Jens Schneider, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum, Germany
  • Catalytic activity and selectivity of noble metals for HDO of eugenol
    Ana Bjelic, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Microalgae as a feedstock for bioenergy and carotenoids: a biorefinery approach
    Nadia Berrejeb / Issam Smaali, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Carthage University, Tunisia
  • Two strategies for sustainable biomass valorisation with ionic liquids
    Andre M. da Costa Lopes / Rafal Lukasik, National Laboratory for Energy and Geology, Portugal
  • Using heavy metal contaminated wastewater in bioethanol production
    Alica Bartošová / Lenka Blinová, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Wood pellet export from Russia to its six main importing countries
    Svetlana Proskurina, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Comparative analysis of biomass promotion measures of the EU and the Russian Federation
    Yana Palkina / Irina Malaykina / Anastasiya Kupriyanova, Saint-Petersburg State Economic University, Russia

Poster presentation: Biomass

  • Removal of inorganics from lignocellulosic biomass to obtain ash-free fuel (BiAR process)
    Miha Grilc, Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • The effect of carboxymethyl cellulose binder on the quality of biomass pellets
    Iman Nazari Haghighi, University of Tabriz, Iran; Milad Vaezi, Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Methods for measuring unburnt carbon in biomass ashes
    Josef Farták, University of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic
  • Pre-treatment analysis in ethanol and xylitol production from sugarcane bagasse
    Yessica Chacón Pérez / Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate, Campus Manizales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • The importance of anaerobic digestion of microalgae biomass
    Laura Vargas, Instituto de Energías Renovables, Mexico
  • Analysis of criteria for the sustainable development of bioenergy
    Oleksandra Tryboi, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Using synthesis gas from oil palm rachis gasification for bioethanol production
    Juan Camilo Solarte Toro / Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate, Manizales Campus, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Obtaining bio-oil from solid biomass through ablative fast pyrolysis
    Vitalii Zubenko / Alex Epik, Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine
  • Assessment of ligno-cellulosic residues as fuels for energy recovery
    Yarima Torreiro Villarino, CIEMAT, Spain
  • Isolation and identification of extractives from spruce bark
    Petra Strižincová / Aleš Ház / Veronika Majová, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
  • Delignification of wheat straw with deep eutectic solvents
    Veronika Majová / Petra Strižincová / Michal Jablonský / Andrea Škulcová, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia; Ana Malvis Romero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Ionic liquids as potential green solvents of the future
    Magaret Sivapragasam / Mohammad Moniruzzaman / Cecilia Wilfred, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  • Analysis of the use of cocoyam in a small-scale biorefinery
    Sebastián Serna Loaiza / Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate, Campus Manizales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Using terrestrial laser scanning to estimate urban tree biomass for bioenergy production
    Magdalena Sajdak, Wood Technology Institute, Poland; Giuseppe Colangelo, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
  • Implementation of biomass boilers in district heating systems in Ukraine
    Viacheslav Antonenko, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine
  • Application of air curtain burners
    Eunjai Lee, Humboldt State University, USA
  • Challenges and realities for the establishment of bioenergy villages in Ukraine
    Ievgeniia Morozova, Institute of Bioenergy Crops and Sugar Beet of Ukraine