Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency & Biomass



• 25 February 2015: Energy Efficiency
• 26 February 2015: Biomass 
Stadthalle, Pollheimer Strasse 1,
4600 Wels/Upper Austria

Conference fee:

  • 90 Euro (45 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers' Conference (25 - 26 Feb. 2015)

  • 45 Euro (25 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency (25 Feb. 2015), the participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference

  • 45 Euro (25 Euro for students) for the Young Researchers' Conference: Biomass (26 Feb. 2015), the 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

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Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency

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

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband , Austria

Oral presentation

Chairperson: Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Quality assurance of Energy Performance Certificates across EU-28
    Francesco Mariottini/Filippos Anagnostopoulos, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Using smart meter data for energy efficiency policies of buildings
    Erica Marshall, University of Leeds, UK

  • How climate change affects the Dutch housing stock
    Mady Olonscheck, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

  • The savings potential of green leases in the US commercial sector
    Andrew Feierman, Institute for Market Transformation, USA

  • Cost-optimality of an office building with small-scale biomass cogeneration
    Ayman Mohamed/Ala Hasan/Kai Sirén, Aalto University, Finland

  • Improvements for current energy balance calculation methods for industrial buildings
    Pascal Brinks, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany/Lindab, Luxembourg

  • Energy-saving strategies in a manufacturing organisation in Sri Lanka
    Akila Fernando/Iresha Somarathne/Ashan Asmone, Brandix Lanka, Sri Lanka

  • Industrial power study on power profiles
    Maria-Jose Rivas Duarte, ACORN Research Centre, Ireland; Angela Rolfe/Neil J. Hewitt/Ye Huang, CST,University of Ulster, UK

  • Defining the energy performance gap for non-domestic buildings
    Joanne Robinson/Timothy Foxon/Peter Taylor, University of Leeds, UK

  • Energy efficiency in data centres: moving beyond PUE
    Nathaniel Horner/Inês Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • Analyses of the extra cost of NZEB and low energy apartment buildings
    Martin Thalfeldt/Ergo Pikas/Jarek Kurnitski, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

  • Thermally activated floor slabs as energy storage
    Tobias Schilly/Conrad Völker, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Passive solar greenhouses: a model for Armenia
    Gohar Shahinyan, Researchers for Bio Heating Solutions, Armenia

  • The refurbishment of Krapina-Zagorje county schools
    Martina Krizmanić, North-West Croatia Regional Agency (REGEA), Croatia

  • Domestic hot water profiles and energy calculations in Finnish residential buildings
    Kaiser Ahmed, Aalto University, Finland

19.00 End of the conference day

19.30 Evening programme

Poster presentation: Energy Efficiency

  • A road towards building energy efficiency in China
    Jiayu Wang/Chunni Yao, Global Buildings Performance Network, China

  • Fuel poverty mitigation through energy efficiency in buildings
    Eleni Kontonasiou/Bogdan Atanasiu/Francesco Mariottini, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Energy efficiency in buildings in the Ukraine
    Ievgeniia Morozova, The Institute of Bioenergy Crops and Sugar Beet, Ukraine

  • Think global - act global
    Philipp Knöfler/Arne Diedrich, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

  • Assessing uncertainty in building energy performance: a review
    Fally Titikpina, Universite d'Angers/Laboratoire Laris, France

  • Stochastic and artificial neural network modelling of building energy performance
    Andreas Chari/Xanthos Savvas/Christodoulou Symeon, University of Cyprus

  • Zero energy buildings in China: an innovation system analysis
    Jingjing Zhang, Lund University, Sweden; Adam Hinge, Sustainable Energy Partnerships, USA; Nan Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA; Lars Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden

  • Informal knowledge strategies while designing non-domestic buildings
    Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster, Cardiff University - Welsh School of Architecture, UK

  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Swedish newspapers (1989-2013)
    Johan Niskanen, Linköpings University, Sweden

  • Reducing Europe's energy import dependency through deep renovation
    Kjell Bettgenhäuser, Ecofys, Germany

  • Investigating possible mismatches in deep retrofit projects
    Luc van Summeren, Duneworks, The Netherlands

  • Energy efficiency and the principal-agent problem
    Daniel Hill, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

  • Impact of different predictors on domestic energy consumption
    Gesche Margarethe Huebner, University College London, UK

  • Analysis of solar-assisted air conditioning systems in Macedonia
    Igor Shesho, SS. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Macedonia

  • Energy efficiency in schools through new requirements for mechanical ventilation
    Luisa Dias Pereira/Carlos Diogo Costa da Silva/Nuno Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • An energy-efficient, healthy and comfortable school design for tropical regions
    Sahar Sojoudi, University Putra Malaysia

  • Indoor climate in a passive house made of natural materials
    Barbora Lišková/Petr Jelínek/Milan Ostrý, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

  • Energy-saving technologies in an apartment building
    Nadezhda Ermolova/Chermen Aidarov, North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Russia

  • Lessons from the "MIL D Home" & "EcoGreen Village" Competition
    Sonia Iulia Raetchi/Radu Catalin Andone, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania

  • Rural electrification in the Ecuadorian jungle using prepaid systems
    Robert Peñaranda Loayza, Empresa Electrica Quito, Ecuador

  • Organic PV inkjet inks for energy harvesting in smart windows
    Anita Fuchsbauer/Barbara Unterauer, Profactor, Austria; Michael Wagner/Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf, Belectric OPV, Germany
  • Heat pipe based solar systems for building facades
    Andrii Rassamakin/Dmytro Kozak, National Technical University of Ukraine

Please also see the related conferences:

  • <link>Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference
  • <link>European Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
  • <link>Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Conference
  • <link>European Smart Windows Conference
  • <link>Technical Site Visits "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings"
  • <link>B2B Meetings

Young Researchers' Conference: Biomass

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

Thursday, 26 February 2015

14.00 Opening & welcome

  • Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband

Oral presentation

Chairperson: Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • A policy-making tool for the domestic use of biomass technologies
    Agorasti-Eri Toka, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Initiatives to support renewable heat New York
    Rebecca Trojanowski/T. Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

  • Evaluation of two biomass harvesting systems in Chile
    Rodrigo Labbé, Universidad Austral de Chile

  • Scenarios for selected bio-based materials
    Fabian Schipfer/Lukas Kranzl, Technical University Vienna, Austria

  • Opportunities and challenges for sustainable wood pellet production in Brazil
    Javier F. Escobar/Suani T. Coelho, University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Development of a wood pellet durability tester for small samples
    Marius Wöhler, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany

  • Natural ventilation measures for CO off-gassing in small pellet storages
    Waltraud Emhofer/Klaus Lichtenegger/Walter Haslinger/Irene Sedlmayer, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria; Hermann Hofbauer, Technical University Vienna, Austria

  • Experimental and theoretical investigation of the combustion of wood pellets
    Julia Behling, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Germany; Jens Wiese, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • Reduction of emissions of firewood stoves by integrated honeycomb catalysts
    Gabriel Reichert, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

  • Ablative flash-pyrolysis of lignocellulose rich biomass
    Stefan Conrad, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Germany

  • A case study for the utilization of straw-to-energy in Ukraine
    Oleksii Epik, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

  • Properties determination of straw biomass after combustion
    Josef Farták/Tomáš Hásl/Ivo Jiříček, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic

  • A case study for delivering biomass installations in schools
    Chiara Cervigni/Cindy Carrillo Quijano, Northamptonshire County Council, UK

  • A case study for the use of biogas on Botana Farm, Colombia
    Nadia Rosero/Mauricio Villota/Oscar Barco, University of Nariño, Colombia

  • Towards sustainable biomass-for-bioenergy supply chains
    Annelies De Meyer/Catheline Ottevaere/Jos Van Orshoven/Dirk Cattrysse, KU Leuven, Belgium

19.00 End of the conference day

19.30 Evening programme

Poster presentation: Biomass

  • From biomass potential to sustainable energy projects in South America
    Diego Jair Rodríguez Obando/Alvaro Andrés Jiménez Ocaña/Claudia Vivian Zambrano Pantoja, University of Nariño, Colombia

  • Land use change emissions and bioenergy supply chain optimisation
    Joana Almeida/Annelies De Meyer/Dirk Cattrysse/ Jos Van Orshoven/Wouter MJ Achten/Bart Muys, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Development of silver nanoparticles by a facile green chemistry approach
    Renu Geetha Bai, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

  • Catalytic energy extraction routes from biomass of municipal solid waste in Malaysia
    Obid Tursunov, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

  • The effect of the flow rate over Pd-three different types supported catalysts obtained from douple-FSP on the chemoselective hydrogenation of acetophenone
    Kyungduk Kim, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Production of y-valerolactone from biomass-derived levulinic acid
    Miha Grilc/Blaž Likozar/Janez Levec, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Please also see the related conferences:

  • <link>European Pellets Conference 2015
  • <link>B2B Meetings
  • <link>Technical Site Visits "Pellets & wood chips"

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