Young Energy Researchers Conference


Tuesday, 28 February 2023


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Österreich



What do we offer?

A conference that presents the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. It offers participants an opportunity to interact with researchers and industry experts from all over the world.

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Conference Fees

  • 55 Euro for the Young Energy Resarchers Conference (28 February)

All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


28 February


09.00 Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

This conference presents the work and achievements of young energy efficiency researchers from all over the world.

  • Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Compressor waste heat utilisation for high-temperature heat pumps
    Leon Brendel, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • "Design-build" business model for sustainable industrial facilities
    Hanna Ivashchyshyn / Pawel Kociolek, M&J LLC, Poland
  • Self-tuning control of energy storage systems in industrial DC grids
    Raoul Laribi, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Performance modelling for non-residential buildings in the UK
    Jingxuan Yang, University College London, UK
  • Mycelium as building material: status-quo and future perspectives
    Seyedsina Motamedi, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Canada
  • Bio-based phase change materials for thermal energy storage in buildings
    Ecem Sen / Muammer Bali, Ege University, Turkey
  • Energy efficiency ratio analysis of cooling systems in dry and humid climates
    María Jesus Romero-Lara, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • Performance of passive cooling based on natural ventilation
    Essam Elnagar, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Evaluating performance improvements of cooled PV panels
    Misagh Irandoostshahrestani, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Canada
  • PV-module recycling solutions for increased sustainability
    Asli Birtürk / Sadik Can Karagöz / Betül Aksoy, Ege University, Turkey
  • Affordable masonry solar dryer
    Abhiram Rachamadugu, Mallya Aditi International School, India
  • The importance of energy storage for solar thermal power plant efficiency
    Adriana Santamaria Padilla, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico
  • Human-centred user interface for energy communities
    Nico Wollner, Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Austria
  • Transition to electric fleets: a Tunisian public utility case study
    Dimeth Nouicer / Fedy Abdellaoui, Carthage University, Tunisia
  • Social LCA of fuel cell electric vehicles
    Sally K. Springer, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Comparative analysis of green hydrogen potentials in Brazil and Spain
    Rosane Fukuoka, Nebrija University, Brazil
  • Sensitivity analysis on green hydrogen as energy storage in the UAE
    Rahul Rajeevkumar Urs, Khalifa University, UAE
  • Combating the deterioration of the urban microclimate
    Balázs Fürtön / Balázs Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Gerald Steinmaurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

13.00 Lunch break


Poster Presentations Energy Efficiency

  • Investigating CO2e of the housing stock in Jordan
    Reham Alasmar, UCL, UK
  • Roadmap to mandatory building energy labelling in Brazil
    Laisa Brianti / Juliana Benévolo, Mitsidi, Brazil
  • Closing the energy efficiency gap in high-altitude and cold climates
    Kedar Mehta, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Assessing impacts of energy efficiency policies on future energy demand
    Jean Damascene Niyonzima, Pan African University, Algeria
  • Impact of Minimum Energy Performance Standards on residential buildings
    Malte Bei der Wieden, Öko-Institut e.V., Germany
  • Cleanwatts: Enabling energy communities
    Lurian Klein, Cleanwatts, Portugal
  • Energy for residential cooking in Panama: challenges & opportunities
    Esaú Natanael Sáenz Jordán, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
  • Cascade configurations for ultralow-temperature refrigeration
    Cosmin Mihai Udroiu, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
  • Demand response of district heating for swimming pool halls
    Xiaolei Yuan, Aalto University, Finland
  • Optimisation of the performance of a cooling tower prototype
    Pedro Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
  • New control and air supply scheme in a low-power hot water boiler
    Aliya Kudasheva / Zhadyra Sagyndykova, AUES, Kazakhstan
  • Air purifiers for improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency
    Dagis Daniels Vidulejs, University of Latvia
  • Exergy-based testing method for heat storage tanks
    Tristan Bischoff, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany
  • Modelling residential heat consumption: a comparison of techniques
    Jose Campos / Csaba Csontos, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Enhanced thermal properties of a PCM for energy efficiency
    Hazhir Fatahi, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • System model for equitable heating system decarbonisation
    Lirong Liu / Xinyao Liu, University of Surrey, UK
  • Energy-efficient ventilated cladding design for nZEBs
    Balázs Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Environmental impact of demand response participation in electricity markets
    Rafel Orestes Pérez Barceló, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Stabilising perovskite as a step toward commercialising next-generation solar
    Romika Sharma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapur
  • Photocatalytic hydrogen production and enhanced solar-to-hydrogen efficiency
    Talha Kuru / Ali Keles, Selçuk University / GKE Energy, Turkey
  • Novel electrochemical cell design for degradation tests on PEMFC catalysts
    Yannick Seiler / Vladislav Živanović / Sabine Midré, TU Darmstadt, Germany

14.00 Young Biomass Researchers Conference

This conference presents the work and achievements of young biomass researchers from all over the world.

  • Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Influence of fuel type on the performance of residential wood-chip boilers
    Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • A GIS-multi criteria decision analysis for biogas site selection in Scotland
    Rosanna Curtis, University of St Andrews / reheat ltd, UK
  • Evaluation of biochar as anode material in microbial fuel cells
    Ankit Kumar / Shaily Chauhan, Sharda University, India
  • CO2 bio-electro reduction for promoting ethanol production
    Meritxell Romans-Casas, University of Girona, Spain
  • Electrochemical transformation of pyrolysis oil via Kolbe/Hofer Moest reaction
    Talal Ashraf, University of Twente, NL
  • Novel low-cost biochar as cathode for microbial fuel cells
    Kalpana Sharma / Ankit Kumar, Sharda University, India
  • Economic and environmental aspects of biomass-based hydrogen production
    Frank Radosits, TU Wien, Austria
  • Diesel biolubricants - synthesis and characterisation
    Ivan Pucko / Mia Gotovusa / Fabio Faraguna, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Lignin precipitation as a tool for property prediction and adjustment
    Dominika Rudinská / Marek Kalanin, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Low or zero carbon renewable fuels for achieving 1.5°C net zero emissions by 2050
    Ogemdi Chinwendu Anika, De Montfort University, UK
  • Biohydrogen production from green market waste
    Elif Gödekmerdan / Meltem Küs, GKE Energy R&D Center, Turkey
  • Life cycle assessment of nanocellulose production from food waste
    Jade Müller-Carneiro, University Coimbra, Portugal
  • Techno-economic and social analysis for valorisation of tropical forest fruits
    Maria Camila Garcia Vallejo / Jhonny Alejandro Poveda Giraldo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Pre-feasibility and valorisation of annatto and acai in Columbia
    Jhonny Alejandro Poveda Giraldo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Lukas Kranzl, Technical University Vienna, Austria

19.00 Evening programme

Poster Presentations Biomass

  • Thermal analysis methods for the fast characterisation of biomass fuels
    Josef Farták / Petr Roztočil / David Dašek, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
  • Legal regulation for biomethane production in Ukraine
    Anna Pastukh, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
  • Selectivity of lignin acetylation and its effects on lignin properties
    Dominika Rudinská / Marek Kalanin, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Optimal and sustainable growth parameters for methanothermobacter marburgensis
    Maximilian Mock / Rayen Ochi, University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany
  • Effect of pH and temperature of precipitation on the thermal properties of lignin
    Marek Kalanin / Richard Nadányi, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Effects of co-application of biochar, mineral fertiliser and biogas slurry
    Benginur Bastabak / Elif Gödekmerdan, Ege University, Turkey
  • Benefit-cost calculation model for measuring bioenergy from soilless culture
    Lirong Liu / Linqi Sun, University of Surrey, UK
  • Towards NZEB: embodied vs. operational carbon
    ​​​​​​​Sadaf Alam, Aalto University, Finland
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