Young Energy Researchers Conference


Tuesday, 5 April 2022


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Österreich

and online



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

  • On-site: 20 Euro for the Young Energy Researchers Conference (5 April)
  • Online: the Young Energy Researchers Conference is free of charge (5 April)
  • 70 Euro (on-site and online) for all WSED conferences (5 - 8 April)

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


5 April


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
  • The energy transition needs young people!
    Nikolas Reschen, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Promoting energy efficiency programme equity through collaborative governance
    Alexis Washburn, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, USA
  • Recovering waste heat from the London underground: sizing the opportunity
    Henrique Lagoeiro / Matt Wegner, London South Bank University, UK
  • Canadian carbon pricing: effects on emissions and employment
    Olivia Chen, Paris School of Economics, France
  • Assessment tool for energy communities
    Diana Neves, Instituto Superior Tecnico Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Estimating price premium of high energy-efficient appliances
    Elena López-Bernabé, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
  • Decarbonising steel: energy efficiency and green premium mitigation
    Alli Devlin, University of Oxford, UK
  • Electrification of heat generation in industry: technologies, integration and barriers
    Frédéric Bless, OST Fachhochschule Ostschweiz / Matthias Speich, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Behaviour of Li-ion on the surface of Ti3C2-T Mxene
    Konstantina Papadopoulou, Coventry University, UK
  • Bio-based phase change materials for thermal energy storage: a review
    Ecem Sen, Ege University, Turkey
  • Unlocking the renovation wave: the European Central Bank's green discount rate
    Uuriintuya Batsaikhan / Stanislas Jourdan / Adua Dalla Costa, Positive Money Europe, Belgium
  • Brazilian policies for climate-neutral buildings
    Veronica Martins Gnecco, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil / Luka Pajek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Accelerating energy-efficiency renovation of single-family houses
    Hanna Westling, Anthesis Group, Sweden
  • Modelling the impact of climate change on residential heating demand in Belgium
    Essam Elnagar, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Improved indoor climate with energy-efficient micro-environment systems
    Weixin Zhao, Aalto University, Finland
  • Influence of climate change on energy performance and indoor temperatures
    Bartosz Witkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • A simulation tool for self-sufficient buildings
    Andrii Zakovorotnyi / Oleksandr Zakovorotnyi, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Analysis of smart building solutions for operational efficiency
    Norbert Harmathy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Optimising building energy efficiency and comfort: a simulation
    Ayush Kamalia / Pedro Correa de Melo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Form follows "the human"?
    Balázs Fürtön / Balázs Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary


Gerald Steinmaurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Poster Presentations Energy Efficiency

  • Rapid assessment of energy efficient district heating systems
    Thibaut Pasquet / Trupti Yargattimath, UNEP-DTU Partnership, Denmark
  • Investigation of a solar thermal system based on used flat plate collectors
    Badreddine Boutaghriout, Sonatrach, Algeria
  • Welded plate heat exchangers for heat recovery in industry
    Anna Iuzbashian, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Probabilistic hybrid modelling of a heat pump dryer for performance evaluation
    Cansu Birgen, SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
  • Ocean energy: resources, technologies and environmental considerations
    Ariel Toh, Marcharh Initiative Center for Sustainable Solutions, UK
  • A crystallisation analysis on xylitol for its use as a phase change material
    Miguel Navarro García, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Electric vehicle scenario in India and effectiveness of Li-ion batteries
    Ashish Singh, College of Engineering Pune, India
  • Regional energy concept for a climate and energy model region in Austria
    Roland Kloss, Malek Herbst Raumordnung, Austria
  • Do suburban tricity locations favour urban energy efficiency?
    Julia Kurek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Garden cities for sustainable city planning
    Efstathia Vlassopoulou, Anthesis, Sweden
  • Comprehensive waste management model for energy efficiency
    Naveen Yalagalawadi Somashekaraiah, Saahas, India
  • Municipal strategies to accelerate domestic heat demand reduction
    Calum Harvey-Scholes / Peter Connor, University of Exeter, UK
  • Socio-material barriers for insulation retrofit in Australia
    Hector Manuel Padilla Gil, RMIT University, Australia
  • Considering sociological aspects of demand to improve energy-efficiency modelling
    Line Vanparys, UCLouvain, Belgium
  • Operational comfort rating for next generation energy performance certificates
    Sheikh Zuhaib, BPIE, Germany
  • Towards net zero-energy buildings in Brazil: a review of energy building codes
    Laisa Brianti, Mitsidi Projetos / Petra Pedraza, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Energy efficiency of intelligent building envelope solutions
    Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Aalto University, Finland
  • Shading devices for reducing building energy consumption in the UK
    Bahareh Salehi / Morteza Ketabchi, London South Bank University, UK
  • Data-driven analysis of energy efficiency savings in buildings
    Benedetto Grillone, CIMNE, Spain


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
  • Global biomass trade for energy: an overview
    Svetlana Proskurina, LUT University, Finland
  • A predictive method for wood pellet degradation in pneumatic conveying pipelines
    Gulab Singh, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Enabling wood ash recycling to ensure sustainable forest utilisation
    Malin Pettersson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Emissions from realistic operation of wood-fired hydronic heaters
    Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • Size-resolved particle emissions from wood-fired hydronic heaters
    Jake Lindberg, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Combustion and heat transfer modelling of a rocket cookstove
    Diego Alejando Quan Reyes, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL / Oscar Ivanov Flores Gaitán, Quantum Energy and Engineering, Guatemala / Avishek Goel, Tampere University, Finland
  • Waste biomass combustion system for dehydrating fruits and vegetables
    Sachin Payyanad, Jain University, India
  • A GIS-multi criteria decision analysis for biogas site selection in Scotland
    Rosanna Curtis, University of St. Andrews / reheat ltd, UK
  • Techno-economic assessment of Bio-Synthetic Natural Gas production
    Marilene Fuhrmann, BEST, Austria
  • Low-cost Particle Image Velocimetry for collecting data from a biogas reactor
    Camila D‘Bastiani / Gerald Gallagher, Technical University Dublin, Ireland
  • Systematic biorefinery modelling with ProMo
    Robert Pujan, DBFZ, Germany
  • Bioenergy solutions for rural areas based on avocado waste
    Maria Camila Garcia Vallejo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Leaching pre-treatment of agricultural residues: parameters and industrial applicability
    Abhishek Singhal / Vaibhav Agarwal, Tampere University, Finland
  • Treatment of tannery effluents for a biocircular economy
    Ashton Mpofu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Perspective of hydrothermal carbonisation in kraft lignin valorisation
    Orlando Enrique Salcedo Puerto, Lappeenranta Lahti University of Technology, Finland
  • Using thermodynamics for optimal CO2 reduction to value-added compounds
    Laura Rovira-Alsina / Meritxell Romans-Casas, University of Girona / LEQUiA, Spain
  • Evaluation of biochar as anode material in microbial fuel cells
    Ankit Kumar / Shaily Chauhan / Rohit Kumar / Soumya Pandit, Sharda University, India
  • Effect of carbonisation temperature on characteristics of biochars
    Oluwatosin Oginni, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
  • Low-cost carbon dots as anode catalyst for microbial fuel cells
    Nishit Savla, Amity University Mumbai / Abhilasha Mathuriya / Kanu Priya, Sharda University, India

Elisabeth Wopienka, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Poster Presentations Biomass

  • Attitudes towards wood biomass use for energy in Denmark
    Paula Ugarte, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Physical and flow behaviours of loblolly pine residues
    Olumayowa Oginni, Hood College, USA
  • Thermoelectric cogeneration stove running on green coal
    Lionel Faysal Koska Mbragogue / Guy Bertrand Tchaya / Achille Nchamo Tchouambou, Polytechnic of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Predicting ash behaviour of biomass in a combustion boiler
    Emile Atallah, University Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Thermal analysis methods for the characterisation of biomass fuels: a comparison
    Josef Farták / Jaromír Valtr, University of Chemical Technology Prague, CZ
  • A robust instrumentation and control system for woodchip drying process
    Prashant Kamble / Carwyn Frost, Queens University Belfast, UK
  • Binderless agglomeration of biochar for energetic usage
    Franz Fehse, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Prospects of biomethane production in Ukraine
    Anna Pastukh / Alex Epik, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
  • An intelligent system improving the yield of a biogas digester
    Herman Kankeu Tapchom / Djomdi / Joel Tize Koda, Polytechnic of Maroua, Cameroon
  • The role of microbes in environmental protection and energy recovery from biomass
    Ogemdi Chinwendu Anika, De Montfort University, UK
  • Municipal solid waste as potential source of biomass energy: an analysis
    Obid Tursunov / Dilshod Kodirov / Sirojiddin Khushiev, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan
  • Value-added chemicals through catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of bio-based furfural
    Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Biolubricants based on neopentyl glycol, trimethylolpropane & pentaerythritol
    Ivan Pucko / Mia Gotovuša, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Understanding deactivation and Re leaching of solid deoxydehydration catalysts
    Florian M. Harth / Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
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