European Technology and Innovation Platform

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Opening Session

Birger Lauersen, President, Euroheat & Power

Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, President, RHC-Platform

Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen

Decarbonising the European heating and cooling markets

Moderator: Wolfram Sparber, Vice-President, RHC-Platform

Supporting research and development to keep EU leading Renewables for Heating and Cooling - José Riesgo Villanueva, European Commission, DG Energy

Global view on renewable heating and cooling - Milou Beerepoot, International Energy Agency

Heat Road Map Europe 2050 - Henrik Lund, Aalborg University

Additional panellist: Frank Hansen, VELUX - Frederic Hug, Euroheat & Power - Paul Voss, Danfoss District Energy

Parallel sessions on renewable heating and cooling sources

Session A: Solar thermal Technology

Moderation: Xavier Noyon, ESTIF

Solar thermal markets: On track for 2020?  – Robin Welling, TiSUN

Research priorities for solar thermal energy (Strategic Research Agenda) – Wim Van Helden, Renewable Heat

Cost reduction along the value chain: which perspective in the research and product development? – Bernd Hafner, Viessmann Werke

Energy labelling: Incentive or challenge for product development? - Christian Stadler, General Solar Systems

 Latest and future developments in solar district heating – Riccardo Battisti, Ambiente Italia

Session B: Geothermal Technology

Moderation: Pierre Ungemach, GPC IP

Recent market developments in geothermal heating & cooling – Burkhard Sanner, EGEC

Geothermal Strategic Research Agenda – Javier Urchueguia, GEOPLAT

Latest and future developments in geothermal District Heating – Christian Boissavy, AFPG

Geothermal District Heating and Cooling in Vienna – Aarno Rapottnig, Fernwaerme Wien

Session C: Biomass Technology

Moderation: Kari Mutka, VAPO

Market developments and innovation – Lara Mertens, AEBIOM

Domestic heating with biomass  – Walter Haslinger

DONG Energy moving bioenergy forward – Rudolph Blum, DONG Energy

Experiences and solutions of biomass and waste co-firing – Pasi Vainikka, VTT

The 100% renewable energy eco-district: The Ginko eco-district in Bordeaux - Thierry Rami, Cofely

Parallel sessions on integration of sustainable district heating and cooling

Session D: Technical issues

Moderation: Õnne-Ly Reidla, Estonian Power and Heat Association

Next generation District Heating in Sweden – Patrick Lauenburg, Lund University

Low-temperature District Heating – Robin Wiltshire, BRE

New built and refurbishment with DHC in the Mediterranean context – Christoph Peters, Sabaté and Associates

The SECTOR project: Production of Solid Sustainable Energy Carriers from Biomass by Means of Torrefaction – Kathrin Bienert, Deutsches Biomasse Forschungsinstitut

Session E: Business Models

Moderation: Klaas de Jong, Essent

Tools for new and improved business models in District Heating and Cooling – Anders Sandoff, Gothenburg School of Economics

Open district heating – Lena Gunnarsson, Fortum Värme

Development of an innovative business model for large-scale solar thermal plants for industrial and commercial companies – Christian Holter, SOLID

The Resilient Project: Integrating renewable DHC in practice – Peter Verboven, VITO

Session F: Urban Planning

Moderation: Lorenzo Spadoni , A2A

Future sustainable cities through backcasting modeling – Louise Trygg, Linkoepings University & Göran Broman, Blekinge Institute of Technology

European hot spots – Prof. Sven Werner, Halmstad University

Integrated Urban Energy Planning: Success stories throughout Europe – Else Bernsen, COWI

UP-RES: Urban Planners with Renewable Energy Skills – Lewis Knight, Bulding Research Establishment

Panel Discussion: outcome of the day and report of the six parallel session moderators

 Evening reception

Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Danish Presidency of the EU