European Technology and Innovation Platform

Wednesday · 24 February 2010

09.00 - 10.00 Perspectives for the renewable heating and cooling sector

Moderation: Nigel Cotton, European Copper Institute/Member of the Board, RHC-Platform

The European Heating Market: Emerging Opportunities for Renewable Heating Technology
Andrew Giles, BSRIA, United Kingdom

Presentation of the three focus groups of the cross cutting technology panel
Anna Land, Svensk Fjärrvärme/Vice-President, RHC-Platform, Sweden 


10.00 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 1: District heating and cooling for large scale integration of RES

Moderation: Sabine Froning, Euroheat & Power/Focus Group Leader, RHC-Platform, Belgium

Introduction – building scale vs. city scale
Yves Delaby, Dalkia and Chair of District Heating and Cooling + TP, France

Heating case study: 100% renewable energy district
Per-Arne Nilsson, Municipality of Malmö, Sweden

Cooling case study: The innovation district 22@ Barcelona
David Serrano, Managing Director, Districlima, Spain

Regulatory Issues: From coal to biomass
Magnus Berg, Vattenfall Research and Development, Poland

Research priorities for district heating and cooling
Anna Land, Svensk Fjärrvärme/Vice-President, RHC-Platform, Sweden



Parallel session 2: Thermal Energy Storage

Moderation: Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Exploring the potential of thermal energy storage: Introduction to the cross-cutting panel’s Focus Group 2
Ivo Opstelten, ECN/Focus Group Leader, RHC-Platform, The Netherlands

PCM storage for process heat applications
Doerte Laing, DLR, Germany

Compact thermal energy storage materials for seasonal storage
Wim van Helden, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

The thermal battery: underground energy storage
Guus van Gelder, Groenholland, The Netherlands

Thermal energy storage media for cooling applications
Li Huang, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Germany


Parallel session 3: Renewable energy hybrid systems (including heat pumps)

Moderation: Wolfram Sparber, EURAC Research/Member of the Board, RHC-Platform, Italy

100% renewable energy from hybrid systems: today‘s solution or future vision!
Thomas Nowak, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)/Member of the Board, RHC-Platform, Belgium

The EnergyFlexHouse concept®
Frank Elefsen, DTI, Denmark

Solar Plus: Integrating heat pumps and solar thermal energy
Hans-Martin Henning, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Small-scale solar heating and cooling applications. Assessment of standard congurations within the Solar Combi+ Project

Roberto Fedrizzi, EURAC Research, Italy

Bridging the gap: Research needs for 100% renewable energy in heating and cooling
Michael Monsberger, AIT, Austria


12.00 - 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 - 13.30 Closing session

Moderation: Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE/President, RHC-Platform, Germany

The smart e-buildings campaign - yes we can enable the building sector to contribute to reaching the 3 X 20 objectives
Christine Lins, European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), Belgium 

Cities, towns and renewable energy – Yes In My Front Yard (YIMFY)
Ralph Sims, Centre for Energy Research Massey University, New Zealand

The importance of the Spanish Technology Platforms BIOPLAT and GEOPLAT for the development of the renewable energy sector in Spain
José María González Vélez, President of APPA-Spanish Renewable Energy Association- Secretariat of BIOPLAT (Spanish Biomass Technology Platform) and GEOPLAT (Spanish Geothermal Technology Platform)

Closing words

Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE/President, RHC-Platform, Germany

13.30 Lunch


See the programme of Tuesday 23 February 2010