Young Energy Researchers Conference 2019



•  27 February 2019: Energy Efficiency
•  28 February 2019: Biomass

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Conference fee:

  • 105 Euro (55 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Researchers Conference (27 - 28 February)
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference (27 February), participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference and the Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings
  • 55 Euro (30 Euro for students) for the Young Biomass Researchers Conference (28 February), 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!


Young Energy Researchers Conference

The 2 conferences present the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. They offer an opportunity to interact with researchers and industry experts from all over the world.



Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

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

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Oral presentation

  • 14.00 Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Design, development and performance of triple vacuum glazing
    Saim Memon, London South Bank University, UK
  • Design and realisation of a mixed solar cooker
    Jean Materne Ango, University of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Energy efficiency improvement in Iranian brick industry
    Nushin Shahri, Allplan, Austria
  • Robust building design able to cope with variations in user-behaviour
    Lakshmishree Venu Gopal, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Mitigating CO2 emissions in Finland with seasonal thermal energy storage
    Janne Hirvonen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Cost-effective investments in energy saving measures for residential buildings
    Mattia Baldini, Technical University of Denmark
  • Involving academia in energy efficiency networks
    Javier Sandoval / Ana Ortiz / Juliana Rodriguez, S2G, Mexico
  • Determinants of heat demand in the European residential sector
    Jens Ewald, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Building management systems: case study of the Energy Centre Bračak
    Matija Hrupački, North-West Croatia Regional Agency, Croatia
  • Collecting silences: the role of entrepreneurs in assetising energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction property rights
    Colin Nolden, University of Bristol, UK
  • Community microgrids for future cities: a foresight analysis
    Ariel Toh, SEE University Teknologi Malaysia
  • Cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency measures for systems with a large share of renewables
    Géremi Dranka, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Renewables and e-mobility: key synergy for energy efficiency
    Dražen Balić / Bruno Zidov / Tomislav Cop, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Croatia
  • Stabilised renewable power supply through coupling of solar cells and double layer capacitors (EDLCs)
    Katrin Anneser, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, Germany
  • Analysis of hydrogen fuel cell and battery efficiency
    Aristeidis Tsakiris, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark
  • Mitigating degradation of field-aged PV-modules in India
    Kamlesh Yadav / Shradha Yadav, National Institute of Solar Energy / Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Investigation of two hybrid PV thermal collectors
    Bharat Chhugani / Nils Hupp, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, Germany
  • Performance monitoring of high-efficiency Maxeon PV plant in India
    Rashmi Singh, National Institute of Solar Energy, India
  • Integrating indoor climate indicators in building legislation
    Paraskevi Vivian Dorizas / Jonathan Volt, BPIE
  • Waste heat recovery from a micro gas turbine: thermodynamic analysis
    Adriana Santamaria Padilla, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico


Reinhold Priewasser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

19.00 Evening programme

Poster Presentations Energy Efficiency

  • Passive energy conservation management in retrofit projects
    Farhad Amiri Fard, Concordia University, Canada
  • A waste management project in rural India
    Naveen Yalagalawadi Somashekaraiah, Saahas NGO, India
  • Hybrid solar geothermal ORC technology for electricity generation in Nepal
    Suresh Baral, Pokhara University, Nepal
  • Energy efficiency improvements and GHG mitigation for the mining sector
    Anil Katta, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Assessing the energy performance of office buildings with building simulation
    Norbert Harmathy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Addressing the energy efficiency gap with technical skills
    Valeria Zambianchi, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark
  • Indoor air quality, passive ventilation and thermal comfort in Nepal
    Marianne Löwgren, Lund University, Sweden
  • Reassessing the concept of "net zero" to ensure future-proof buildings
    Camille Sifferlen, Passive House Institute, Germany
  • Demand response market participation of a tertiary building
    Mattia Barbero, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Spain
  • Mitigation of the effects of heatwaves in nursing homes
    Dóra Szagri / Balázs Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • End-user engagement in peer-to-peer energy sharing initiatives
    Lurian Pires Klein, University of Coimbra, Poland
  • Developing the Irish ESCO market: a SWOT analysis
    Sadaf Alam, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Energy democracy in achieving energy efficiency and its benefits
    Jinhong Min / Andrew Lee / Junha Yang / Jaewoo Kuh, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea
  • Technology transfer – a path to innovation
    Ioana Vlaicu, Transylvania University, Romania
  • CO2 conversion with renewable H2 from surplus electric energy valorisation
    Emanuela Agostini, Bio-P, Italy
  • Integrating demand response and energy efficiency
    Sweta Malik, TERI SAS, India
  • Determining the state of health of used lithium ion batteries
    Stephan Sighart / Madhav Singh / Barbara Poisl, University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany
  • Economic and environmental benefits of low-energy blended cements
    Hanna Ivashchyshyn / Oleksandr Horpynchenko, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
  • Ventilated wall with linear extruded aluminium hybrid panels
    Petra Bagavac / Hrvoje Dedic-Jandrek / Josip Jurisic, University of Split, Croatia
  • The efficiency of LED luminaire diffusors
    Michal Kozlok / Marek Balsky, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Self-healing polymers for reducing life-cycle energy use
    Kathryn Jerwann, Clemson University, US
  • Empowering people with better buildings
    Jonathan Volt, BPIE

Young Biomass Researchers Conference

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

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Oral presentation

  • 14.00 Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Characterisation of wheat straw combustion
    Anna Strandberg, Umea University, Sweden
  • The impact of lignin precipitation on its properties and use as an adhesive
    Anton Lisý / Zuzana Burčová / František Kreps, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava
  • One-pot fractionation of shrimp shells with deep eutectic solvents
    Bojana Bradić, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Biomethanation of tannery sludge: optimisation and evaluation of kinetics
    Ashton Mpofu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Recovery of valuable by-products from alkaline pulping
    Hemanathan Kumar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Correlation between particulate matter and O2 in a wood pellet stove
    Luigi Polonini, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
  • Biomass valorisation through waste to chemical conversion
    Alessia Borgogna, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Life cycle GHG and energy analyses of bio-coal production from various feedstocks
    Maryam Akbari, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Power grid balancing by biomass CHP in the Ukraine
    Oleksii Epik / Viacheslav Antonenko, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NASU / Scientific Engineering Centre Biomass, Ukraine
  • Techno-economic assessment of an advanced biomass processing depot
    Pierre-Olivier Lemire, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Processing groundnut biomass to high-value energy
    Sai Praneeth Thota, Sri Sathya Sai Institute for Higher Learning, India
  • Mathematical optimisation of an integrated biogas and wastewater treatment system for palm oil mill effluent
    Steve Z.Y. Foong, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • Biomass-biogas hybrid energy systems for remote area agricultural applications
    Sonali Goel, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, India
  • Real-life emissions of domestic wood heating appliances
    Rita Sturmlechner, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria
  • Evaluation of various types of biomass for electricity generation in high altitudes
    Ashma Subedi, Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • The charcoal and wood biomass dilemma in Uganda: what can be done differently?
    Dastan Bamwesigye, Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic

Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria

19.00 End of the conference day, Evening programme

Poster Presentations Biomass

  • Fungal pre-treatment in bioenergy production from macroalgal biomass
    Nesrine Ben Yahmed, University of Carthage, INSAT, Tunisia
  • Combined ethanol and biodiesel production from cotton seed and stalk
    Fikret Müge Alptekin / Merve Uyan, Ege University, Turkey
  • Isolation and identification of antioxidants in grapes
    Zuzanna Burčová / František Kreps / Anton Lisý, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Production of "white coal" from paper waste
    Jean Materne Ango / Joel Tize Koda, University of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Sustainable microalgae biorefinery: from the cell to the process
    Nadia Berrejeb, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Tunisia
  • Methane production from wastewater cultivated microalgae
    Laura Vargas, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Characterisation of pellet particles for industrial boilers
    Hamid Rezaei, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Sustainable bioenergy feedstock production on marginal lands in Ukraine
    Olha Haidai / Sofiia Levinska, Scientific Engineering Centre Biomass, Ukraine
  • Plant biomass waste from the food industry as source of biofuels
    František Kreps / Zuzana Burčová / Petra Strižincová / Anton Lisý, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Lignin valorisation: LCA considerations for a circular bioeconomy
    Angeliki Kylili, Frederick University Cyprus