Young Energy Researchers Conference 2021


Monday, 21 June 2021





What do we offer?

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.

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Conference Fees

The Young Energy Researchers Conference is free of charge.


21 June


Online only

09.00 Young Biomass Researchers Conference

(in English only)

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

  • Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • The energy transition needs young people!
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Oral Presentations

  • Conversion of biomass materials to biochar through slow pyrolysis
    Elif Gödekmerdan / Benginur Baştabak / Günnur
    Koçar, Ege University, Turkey
  • Review of the energy efficiency of Fischer-Tropsch fuels
    Anne van den Oever, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • A novel horizontal microalgal photobioreactor: design and performance
    Atenea Berumen-Solórzano, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Lifecycle GHG emissions from hydrothermal liquefaction of algae  
    Pratham Arora, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
  • Valorising grape stalks: A biorefinery approach
    Sevim Özgül / Pinar Büyük Taban / Ahmet Eryaşar / Günnur Koçar, Ege University, Turkey
  • Solid rhenium catalysts for converting mucic acid to renewable adipic acid
    Florian M. Harth / Brigita Hočevar / Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Catalytic pyrolysis of lignin in the presence of different catalysts
    Richard Nadányi, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Upgrading biomass-derived furfural to industrially important compounds
    Aleksa Kojčinović / Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Key operational parameters for fermentative chain elongation
    Laura Rovira Alsina / Meritxell Romans Casas, University of Girona, Spain
  • Catalytic conversion of 5-HMF using nickel as active transition metal
    Brett Pomeroy / Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Solid biofuel markets in the EU - development and current status
    Niels Kirstein, Energy system researcher, Germany
  • Design and performance of a thermoelectric cogeneration cooking stove
    Lionel Faysal Koska Mbraogue / Guy Bertrand Tchaya / Achille Nchamo Tchouambou, Maroua National Higher Polytechnic School, Cameroon
  • Efficient power generation from waste heat of biomass cookstoves
    Oscar Ivanov Flores Gaitán / Diego Alejandro Quan Reyes / Avishek Goel, University Galileo / Delft University of Technology, Guatemala / The Netherlands
  • Production, distribution and acceptability of biomass briquettes
    David Kisakye, Global Green Growth Institute, Uganda

Lukas Kranzl, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Poster Presentations Biomass

  • Elucidating the reaction mechanism for lignin hydrotreatment with microkinetic modelling
    Miha Grilc / Ana Bjelić, National Institute of Chemistry / Ghent University, Slovenia / Belgium
  • Bio-conversion of cassava bagasse to xanthan gum & animal feed protein
    Damilare Ogundipe, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Microalgal biochemical-composition and biodiesel production
    Nada Chabbeh / Sheyma Khemiri / Nadia Khelifi / Issam Smaali, University of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Intelligent system optimisation of the output of biogas production  
    Herman Kankeu Tapchom / Tize Koda Joel, University of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Cultivation and utilisation of energy crops in Ukraine
    Anna Pastukh / Oleksandra Tryboi, Bioenergy Association, Ukraine
  • Enhancing anaerobic biogas production through biostimulation
    Emmanuel Kweinor Tetteh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Solar energy for the distillation of bioethanol
    Bastian Borel Ymele Tadjou / Guy Bertrand Tchaya / Etienne Tchoffo Houdji / Jean Benjamin Bidias / Adolphe Simo, University of Maroua, Cameroon


Online only

14.00 Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

(in English only)

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

Oral Presentations

  • Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband
  • Case Study Analysis: Observed effects of ISO 50001 on energy-intense industry
    Douglas Nelson, Clemson University, USA
  • Carbon Contracts for Difference: an economic analysis for low carbon steel production
    Tobias Lechtenböhmer, University of Cologne / Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • A social values-based methodology for peer-to-peer energy sharing systems
    Lurian Pires Klein, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • The role of energy efficiency and demand-response in renewable electricity systems
    Géremi Dranka, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Potential for demand response programmes under high penetration of electric vehicles
    Paseka Mabina, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  • Comparative analysis of electricity market prices based on forecasting models
    Nikhilkumar Poshiya / Mustafa Abunofal, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Drivers of the economic feasibility of building renovation ("Nul op de Meter")
    Srinivasan Gopalan, Ogni Esco, India
  • Reducing energy demand in multi-family nZEBs with passive approaches
    Essam Elnagar / Benjamin Köhler, University of Liège / Fraunhofer ISE, Belgium / Germany
  • Data-driven estimation of demand flexibility in a commercial building
    Mattia Barbero / Victoria Rebillas-Loredo / Roger Valdés / Cristina Corchero García, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Willingness-to-pay for energy efficiency in rental markets - A tenant's perspective
    Ines Stelk / Steven März / Franziska Stelzer, University of Wuppertal / Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • Evaluating collective heat/cold distribution systems with decentralised booster heat pumps
    Stef Jacobs, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Serial renovation as key to accelerating home renovation and a green recovery
    Janne Rieke Boll, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Germany
  • Enhancing the performance of building-integrated PV with phase change materials     
    Johannes Greß / Andreas Stephan / Stephan Weismann / Bastian Büttner, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE), Germany
  • COVID-19 & the renewable energy transition in Africa: Challenges and opportunities
    Jeremiah Thoronka, African Leadership University, Rwanda
  • Creation of a photo-thermal carbon fibre reinforced polymer
    Christos Mytafides / George Karalis / Nektaria Barkoula, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Novel wind turbine design to improve wind farm efficiency
    Emilia Chojkiewicz, Duke University / EIT InnoEnergy, USA / Belgium

Gerald Steinmaurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Poster Presentations Energy Efficiency

  • Bridging the energy efficiency gap to drive sustainable development
    Jeremiah Thoronka, African Leadership University, Rwanda
  • Revisiting hydropower operations to meet energy challenges
    Shahryar Ahmad / Faisal Hossain, University of Washington, United States of America
  • A waste management project in a heritage site in India
    Naveen Yalagalawadi Somashekaraiah, Saahas, India
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy study of lithium-ion battery lamination
    Martin Frankenberger, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Community ownership to promote renewable energies in France and US
    Sinda Hamon, Sorbonne Law School, France
  • A Life Cycle Assessment of building materials for a student housing project
    Sadaf Alam / Ashraf Alam, Aalto University, Finland / Ireland / India
  • The SUNSHINE platform: building efficiency, transparency and standardisation
    Charlotte Eloise Stancioff / Laila Pesoa / Karine Jegiazarjana, Ekubirojs, Latvia
  • A case study of energy efficiency potentials in the dairy industry
    Badreddine Boutaghriout, Sonatrach, Algeria
  • Hourly primary energy efficiency factors of the future German power supply
    Nils Seckinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Governmental incentive schemes for energy efficiency measures in Germany
    Christian Schneider, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Application of energy geostructures for heating and cooling in Europe
    Habibollah Sadeghi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Public participation for an energy efficient and decarbonised building stock
    Rutger Broer, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Germany
  • A hybrid system for atmospheric humidity condensation and water purification
    Achille Nchamo Tchouambou / Guy Bertrand Tchaya / Lionel Faysal Koska Mbraogue / Hermann Claudel Nitcheu, University of Maroua / University of Douala, Cameroon
  • Energy management initiatives in the government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)
    Mahra Alhoot, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, United Arab Emirates
  • A business process model for BIM using two data acquisition techniques
    Letizia D'Angelo / Alessandro Piccinini / Marcus Keane, National University of Ireland
  • A new test method for energy classification of stratified heat storage tanks
    Tristan Bischoff / Pablo Minelli / Lyubov Slotyuk, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany
  • A Green Deal for Ukraine - scenarios, barriers and opportunities
    Oleksii Epik / Taras Antoshchuk, Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine
  • A youth-centred strategy to scaling up renewables in Africa
    Jeremiah Thoronka, African Leadership University, Rwanda
  • Life Cycle Assessment of conventional and green concretes
    Amina Dacić / Olivér Fenyvesi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Cooling optimisation of bricks and EPS for residential buildings
    Baichi Chaki / Bappi Chowdhury, McGill University / University of Alberta, Canada
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