Young Energy Researchers Conference 2020



•  04 March 2020: Energy Efficiency
•  05 March 2020: Biomass

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Conference fee:

  • 110 Euro (55 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Researchers Conference (4 - 5 March)
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference (4 March), participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference and the Innovation Workshops
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Biomass Researchers Conference (5 March), 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!


First announcement Young Energy Researchers (pdf)​​​​​​​

Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

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

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Oral presentation

  • 14.00 Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Increasing energy efficiency of multi-storey buildings
    Annekatrin Koch, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Buildings typologies to assess retrofit measures for apartments
    Charlotte Verhaeghe, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Combining traditional Vojvodina bioclimatic elements with zero energy architecture
    Jovana Stanišić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Evaluating the performance of energy efficiency projects for low income households
    Stella Sousa, State University of Campinas, Brasil
  • New cascade design technique for higher efficiency ORC systems
    Noémie Chagnon-Lessard, Université Laval, Canada
  • Latent heat storage system for peak shaving: integration and design
    Alexis Sevault, SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
  • A novel domestic sorption storage system: modelling and simulation
    Nayrana Daborer-Prado, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Measuring the spectral response of irregularly shaped PV devices
    Anthony Peters, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Varying weather conditions: stabilising PV electricity with a quasi z-source inverter
    Kah Haw Law, Curtin SDN BHD, Malaysia
  • Instruments for spatial energy potential analysis and promotion of renewable energy use
    Daniel Youssef, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • HVAC performance comparison using a triple criteria evaluation method
    Norbert Harmathy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Governmental support schemes for energy efficiency measures: use and satisfaction
    Christian Schneider, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Non-recyclable, multi-layered plastic waste: an energy alternative for cement factories
    Naveen Yalagalawadi Somashekaraiah / Priyanka Jariwala, Saahas, India
  • Hybrid sorption-compression chillers for energy-efficient industrial processes
    Valeria Palomba, CNR ITAE, Italy
  • Improving the efficiency of electric water heaters with energy management
    Paseka Mabina, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  • Demand-side flexibility and peer-to-peer energy trading: renewable energy communities
    Lurian Pires Klein, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Model parameters for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell system
    Mohsen Kandidayeni, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Gerald Steinmaurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

19.00 Evening programme

Poster Presentations Energy Efficiency

  • Digital tools for better energy management and decision-making
    Marko Čavar, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia
  • Factors limiting retrofit uptake in Ireland: a PESTEL analysis
    Orlaith McGinley / Paul Moran, National University of Ireland
  • Energy demand vs. consumption: a comparison of influencing factors
    Marco Hartner, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Converting an ancient monastery to NZEB level
    Marcel Riera, University of Barcelona / ARCbcn, Spain
  • Biodegradable and fire-resistant thermal insulation made of wheat straw
    Balázs Nagy / Dániel Csanády, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Optimising spatial energy efficiency in suburban "triricity locations" in Poland
    Julia Kurek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Regulatory impact analysis: Brasilian air conditioning data collection
    Isabela Ianhez Issa Silva Pinto / Rosane Yumi Fukuoka, Mitsidi Services and Projects / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Institute for Climate and Society, Brasil / USA  
  • Renewable energy cooperatives in Turkey
    Sevim Özgül, Ege University, Turkey
  • Solar electric cooking in Ghana
    Grace Gius, California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, USA
  • Current situation and planning of winter heating in northern China
    Jie Li / Jiangdong Xu / Mingze Jioa, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Energy efficiency measures: a survey of Finnish municipalities
    Taija Seppälä / Meri Olenius, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • A bidirectional DC-DC converter for a bus and energy storage system
    Matthias Musil, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Impact of an earth-to-air heat exchanger in a zero carbon emission building
    Javier Rey-Hernández, European University Miguel de Cervantes, Spain
  • The value of flexibility for large-scale heat pumps in district heating
    Michael Gumhalter, Technical University Vienna, Austria
  • Decentralised vs centralised electrical storage systems for low voltage grids
    Christina Zugschwert / Georg Heyer, University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany
  • How DC-Microgrids will change the electricity supply for industry
    Darian Andreas Schaab, University Stuttgart, Germany
  • Economic profit variability of PV-battery systems for distribution networks
    Fernando Garcia, Catalonia institute of Renewable Energy Sources, Spain
  • Waste heat recovery in a production plant: a feasibility analysis
    Hossein Ahmadisedigh, Université Laval / APN Global, Canada
  • Solar process heat for the milk industry: a study of the economic viability
    Badreddine Boutaghriout, Sonatrach, Algeria
  • Energy shifting potential in industry: an analysis of measured data 
    Tobias Hofer / Shievam Kashyap, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • A taxonomy of process level energy use for the pulp and paper industry
    Elias Andersson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Preliminary study on the use of model predictive control
    Louis-Gabriel Maltais, Université Laval, Canada
  • Applying model-based sustainable product development on electrical drives
    Kordula Rothböck, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • UtilitEE H2020 project: Engaging consumers for higher energy efficiency
    Evangelos Zacharis / Luis Viguer Torres / Hanna Lauonen, Hypertech / Etra I+D / VaasaETT, Greece / Finland
  • Open source modelling and the development of a European energy model
    Germanno Longhi Beck / Tobias Hofer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Power purchase agreements in Germany: status quo and future potential
    Tobias Lechtenböhmer, University of Cologne, Germany
  • European legislative and regulatory framework on Power-to-Gas
    Argjenta Veseli, Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
  • Evaluation of the state of health (SoH) for second life lithium ion batteries
    Ralf Holderbaum / Barbara Poisl, TZ Energie / HAW Landshut, Germany

Young Biomass Researchers Conference

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

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Oral presentation

  • 14.00 Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Effect of process parameters and biomass composition on pellet production
    Simon Lavergne, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Optimising the design of biorefinery utility networks: a real-life example
    Aikaterini Mountraki, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Influence on fine particle formation of coal fly ash as additive for wood combustion
    Richard Nowak Delgado, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Can microbial bioelectrosynthesis make excess renewable energy profitable?
    Laura-Rovira Alsina, University of Girona, Spain
  • Single cell oil: new generation biodiesel and bioproducts from biomass
    Nicola Di Fidio, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Biomass gasification technology for irrigation pumping in the UAE
    Dana Darwish, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Improving syngas quality through controlling downdraft gasifier
    Prashant Kamble / Nayana Kamble, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Biogas digestates as substitute for chemical fertilizers: a comparative study
    Benginur Bastabak, Ege University, Turkey
  • A catalyst for in-situ syngas tar-cleaning: experimental and modelling study
    Andrea Di Giuliano, University of L‘Aquila, Italy
  • Exploitation and upgrade of residual liquid biomass to useful liquid products
    Vasiliki Ntagkonikou, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Co-torrefaction of sewage sludge and (pine) sawdust for biochar production
    Elif Gödekmerdan, Ege University, Turkey
  • Polygeneration system with biomass torrefaction using superheated steam
    Szymon Szufa, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
  • Energy utilisation of biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal
    Olha Haidai / Viacheslav Antonenko, Scientific-Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine
  • Microalgae cultivation in wastewater for energy purposes
    Laura Vargas, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Designing a household anaerobic digester for rural areas in Sudan
    Omer Salim, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Sudan
  • Evaluating the performance of biomass cookstoves in rural Guatemala
    Diego Alejandro Quan Reyes / Avishek Goel, Delft University of Technology / Universidad Galileo Guatemala, The Netherlands / Guatemala
  • Wood charcoal energy resilience in Africa
    Dastan Bamwesigye, Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic
  • Large-scale biomass energy installations with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
    Muir Freer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Added value of different options for agro residue utilisation in Ukraine
    Alex Epik / Vitalii Zubenko, Scientific-Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine

Chairperson: Ernst Höftberger, BEST, Austria

19.00 End of the conference day, Evening programme

Poster Presentations Biomass

  • Analytical pyrolysis for studying mixtures of natural and synthetic polymers
    Federica Nardella, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Black carbon emissions from residential wood combustion
    Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • Photosynthetic cell factories for a sustainable future
    Sandra Oberleitner / Juliane Richter, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Bioelectricity generation using pre-treated cyanobacterial biomass
    Nishit Savla / Rishi Pramod, Amity University Mumbai, India
  • Synthesis of activated carbons derived from biomass and biochar
    Oluwatosin Oginni, West Virgina University, USA
  • Utilisation of Cynara cardunculus L. for energy and industrial purposes
    Beril Gündogan, Ege University, Turkey
  • Producing biodegradable plastic with photosynthetic cell factories
    Kevin Trenzinger / Juliane Richter, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Techno-economic evaluation of biomass gasification-based acetic acid production
    Philipp Johne, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Use of thermogravimetric method for proximate analysis of biomass fuels
    Josef Farták, The University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
  • Utilisation of biogenic residues in a biorefinery concept (ReGasFerm)
    Philipp Leuter, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Measuring laminar flame speed: a review of methods
    Omer Salim, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Sudan
  • Increasing methane formation rate of methanothermobacter marburgensis
    Maximilian Mock / Tim Bieringer, Technology Center Energy, Germany
  • Magnetic coagulant for wastewater treating to enable biogas production from sludge
    Emmanuel Kweinor Tetteh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Organic waste fractions for biomethane production: an Austrian case study
    Daniel C. Rosenfeld, Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
  • Effect of feedstock layer and roller distance in biomass pellet production
    Simon Klinge Nielsen, Andritz Feed & Biofuel, Denmark
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of cassava starch production with euglena bioreactors
    Damilare Ogundipe, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Laser biotechnology to increase plant biomass in unfavourable environmental conditions
    Obid Tursunov, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan
  • Promoting sustainable use of marginal lands for bioenergy in Ukraine
    Sofiia Levinska / Oleksandra Tryboi, Scientific-Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine
  • An access to heat networks for biomass-to-energy producers in Ukraine
    Anna Pastukh, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
  • Biomass energy potential in Turkey: a bibliometric analysis
    Fikret Müge Alptekin / Merve Uyan / Dilvin Cebi / Dilan Deniz Demir, Ege University, Turkey