Conference WSEDnext



• 27 February 2013 WSEDnext Energy Efficiency
• 28 February 2013 WSEDnext Biomass

A-4600 Wels,
Upper Austria/Austria

Programme WSED 2013 (pdf)

Conference fee:

  • 85 Euro for the Conference WSEDnext (both days)
  • 45 Euro for the Conference WSEDnext Energy Efficiency (27 Feb. 2013)
  • 45 Euro for the Conference WSEDnext Biomass (28 Feb. 2013)
The fee also includes 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
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at


Energy Efficiency Session

A conference to present the work of young researchers in the field of energy efficiency and biomass.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

14.15 Oral presentation

Chairperson: Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

  • Taxing carrots and sticks: Incentivising efficiency through property taxes
    Darryl Croft, Abelscroft Energy Intelligence, United Kingdom

  • Dynamic building stock models as a basis for energy and carbon analyses
    Nina Holck Sandberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Desert vernacular houses as net zero energy buildings
    Marwa Dabaieh, Ain Shams University, Egypt

  • Low carbon building design on Naxos Island
    Ioannis Protonotarios, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

  • Analysing steady state models for dwelling carbon performance
    Vicky Ingram, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom

  • From energy efficient to climate neutral buildings
    Johanna Pucker, Joanneum Research, Austria

  • Passive cooling of buildings using phase change materials
    Tomáš Klubal/Roman Brzoň/Milan Ostrý, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

  • Assessment of an economically feasible net zero energy building concept - the example of German office building
    Johannes Schrade, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany

  • Integrated assessment modelling for the German building sector up to 2050
    Kjell Bettgenhäuser, Ecofys, Germany

  • The Tokyo cap and trade programme
    Andrea Accorigi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • The network of sustainable energy municipalities in Croatia
    Ivana Horvat, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • Effects of climate change on regional energy systems
    Stephan Hausl, Research Studio iSPACE, Austria

  • Local action policies to increase energy efficiency: the changing role of municipalities
    Davide Maneschi/Christoffer Kirk Strandgaard/Karl Sperling, Aalborg University, Denmark

19.00 End of the conference day19.30 Evening programme

Selected posters

Energy Efficiency

  • A town-planning concept for an ecological mountain zone
    Liliya Ushakova/Natalia Romanova/Konstantin Antipov, North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, State Technological University, Russia

  • The new Japanese feed-in-tariff scheme
    Takanobu Aikawa, Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan

  • Local actions to increase skills in the energy refurbishment industry
    Christoffer Kirk Strandgaard/Davide Maneschi, Aalborg University, Denmark

  • Evaluation of energy efficiency of artificial lighting systems in buildings
    Marek Bálský, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

  • The future of sustainable communities
    Tina Opalić, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • New construction of an energy-surplus children's day care centre
    Anna Hoier, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany

  • Sustainable energy efficiency financing: The Massachusetts HEAT Loan Model
    Elise Avers, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, USA

  • Heat demand of residential buildings in Europe: Performances of different building typologies
    Elisa Carlon, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Composite constructions' impact on energy efficiency of buildings
    Toms Dzenis/Jänis Ratnieks/Stanislavs Gendelis/Andris Jakovics, University of Latvia, Latvia

  • Sustainco - Sustainable energy for rural communities
    Milka Hrbud, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and energy efficiency in commercial buildings?
    Petr Vogel, EkoWATT/CZGBC, Czech Republic; Lucie Šancová, EkoWATT, Czech Republic

Biomass Session

Thursday, 28 February 2013

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

14.15 Oral presentation

Chairperson: Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Emission of gases from wood pellets at high moisture and high temperature
    Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Performance of a catalyst in a test stand under conditions similar to a stove
    Marius Wöhler, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Analysis of medium-scale grate-fired biomass boilers by CFD
    Adeline Rezeau, CIRCE Research Centre, Spain; Luis Ignacio Díez/Javier Royo, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Energy conversion of reed and wood in domestic wood-chip boilers
    Helmut Plank/Jürgen Krail, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria; Wolfgang Rath, Herz Energietechnik, Austria

  • Estimating biomass potentials for the canton of Bern, Switzerland
    Lukas Mani, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

  • Analysis of costs for emission reduction for power generation in Ukraine
    Oleksii Epik, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

  • Emission reduction in small-scale biomass combustion systems by catalysis
    Mirjam Matthes, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Germany

  • An experimental device for biomass combustion in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere
    Michal Špiláček/Michaela Zárybnická, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

  • Preliminary operation of a downdraft gasifier and utilisation of producer gas for electricity production
    Shiplu Sarker, University of Agder, Norway

  • A lumped kinetic model for catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of liquefied lignocellulosic biomass in a slurry reactor
    Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

  • Numerical simulation of wood pellets self-heating during storage
    Wendi Guo, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Emissions from wood pellets during storage referring to the extractive content
    Irene Schmutzer-Roseneder, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Influences of conditioning and additives on the pellet production process
    Daniela Gold/Jürgen Krail/Helmut Plank, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria

  • Shredding machines for biomass treatment
    Miloš Matúš/Juraj Beniak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

  • The impact of significant densification parameters on briquette quality
    Peter Križan, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

  • Lignocellulosic transformation of biomass via torrefaction
    Umair Hussain, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Biomass pellets as an alternative energy source in Armenia
    Lena Mamikonyan, Researchers for Bio Heating Solutions, Armenia

  • How is bioenergy contributing to the modern European renewable mix?
    Stephen Brown, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

  • Regional sustainable energy policy based on an interactive map of resources
    Vladimír Stupavský, Czech Biomass Association, Czech Republic; Tatiana Ivanova, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic

Selected posters


  • Assessment of the energy potential of waste biomass from agriculture and livestock in the Republic of Macedonia
    Igor Shesho, Mechanical Faculty Skopje, Macedonia

  • Analyses of selected European timber markets - competing uses of wood for energy
    Katharina Hollinger/Christa Kristöfel, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Engineering a fatty acid secretion system in cyanobacteria for biodiesel production
    Chin-I Chien/Chien-Chia Wang, National Central University, Taiwan

  • Pathfinding the agronomics of C4 grasses grown for biomass in Ontario
    Heather Engbers, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Canada

  • Simulation-based design of optimal biomass logistics
    Stephan Hutterer/Erik Pitzer/Stefan Rotter, Fachhochschule OÖ, Austria

  • Efficiency and emissions performance of residential wood-fired heating systems
    Rebecca Trojanowski/Christopher Brown, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

  • Changes in mineral composition and surface structure during olive pellet combustion
    Tom Bennet/Hao Liu/Carol Eastwick, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Characterisation of Jatropha mahafalensis oil
    Andrea Sonnleitner, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Simultaneous liquefaction and hydrodeoxygenation of lignocellulosic biomass
    Miha Grilc, National Institute of chemistry, Slovenia

  • Gaseous emissions performance of novel biofuels during fixed-bed conversion
    Maryori Diaz-Ramirez/Javier Royo, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Fernando Sebastián/Adeline Rezeau, CIRCE Research Centre, Spain; Christoffer Boman/ Dan Boström, University of Umea, Sweden

  • Development of a micro-CHP based on charcoal
    Dennis Krüger/Andreas Ortwein, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Germany

  • Logwood stove with automatic air control powered by thermoelectric generators
    Christine Mair, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Vapor condensation during wet biomass combustion
    Jan Havlík, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

  • Barriers and pathways to bioenergy in the Central Highlands, Victoria, Australia
    Sebastian Klein, Hepburn Shire Council, Australia

WSEDnext - an event for young researchers

The conference "WSEDnext" 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 2013 (WSED13) conference.

Young researchers and young professionals were invited to submit contributions. Linked to the main topics of the WSED13, WSEDnext focused on biomass and energy efficiency in buildings. Deadline for submission was 8 October 2012.

A scientific committee selected papers for oral or poster presentation.

The organiser of the WSED, the OÖ Energiesparverband, covered the costs for accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected participants for 3 conference days (arrival: 26 February, departure: 1 March).

Submissions were invited from any scientific field (e.g. technology & engineering, economic and social sciences, law, arts, etc.) and must be in English only.

In 2012, the WSEDnext event was held for the first time, young researchers from more than 25 countries participated in a very successful and interesting conference.
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