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Special event: Exploitation of waste heat potentials in Europe
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The special event marks waste heat as an important energy source, which should be valorized in existing and future energy systems. The project initiative CE-HEAT rephrases the waste heat as endogenous energy that should be actively recovered when possible and should become an indispensable part of all energy concepts in future. The main objective of the special event is to provide an improved, up-to-date understanding of the fundamentals, principles and practices associated with the operation of waste heat utilization systems.

In broader view, the exploitation of thermal energy as excess energy of industrial processes across Europe will be featured. The event will provide the dissemination of information concerned the exploitation of waste heat potentials in EU and developments in the field of waste heat recovery in specific industrial processes. The efforts of CE-HEAT initiative towards the common Central Europe (CE) waste heat sources cadastre and a waste heat platform will be presented. The event will be wrapped up by the panel discussion leading to the directions for enhancement of investment mechanisms and strategic guidelines for improvement of waste heat utilization in CE space.

More information to CE-HEAT initiative you may find here.

This session will be organized by Interreg Central Europe CE-HEAT project

Session chair

Mr. Saša Erlih
Sasa Erlih is a graduate of University of Nova Gorica, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, where he holds a Master of Science degree. The focus of his work and research was the negative impact of human development on the environment. As an employee of E-institute he applies modern approaches in the field of integrated sustainable assessment of hydropower and sustainable energy investments. The integral part of his work is creating and managing novel European cooperation initiatives.

Submitted presentations

  • Presentation of CE-HEAT initative
    Saša Erlih*, Matjaž Gerl
  • Exploiting waste heat in Croatia, potential and challenges
    Ilja Drmač*
  • Current Status and Outlook of Waste Heat Utilization in Thuringia (Germany)
    Anton Wetzel*
  • Waste heat utilization of hydro power plants generation units
    Boštjan Gregorc*, Saša Erlih
  • Waste heat recovery using ORC for bottoming IC engine
    Aleš Hribernik*
  • Czech Institutional Setting of Waste Heat Utilization and Construction of a Local Central Heating System in the Context of People’s Preferences
    Ondrej Vojacek*


13:30 - 13:40 hIntroduction to waste heat session
Matjaž Gerl, E-zavod (SI)
13:50 – 14:05 hPresentation of the CE-HEAT Central Europe initiative
MSc. Saša Erlih, E-zavod (SI)
14:05 – 14:30 hWaste heat recovery using ORC for bottoming IC engine
prof. PhD. Aleš Hribernik, University Maribor (SLO)
14:30 – 14:50 hCzech Institutional Setting of Waste Heat Utilization and Construction of a Local Central Heating System in the Context of People’s Preferences
PhD Ondrej Vojacek, NCEU (CZ)
14:50 – 15:10 hRecycling management in biogas plants by using waste and waste heat
Johann Binder, BEA, Buergenlaendische Energieagentur (AT)
15:10 – 15:30 hUtilization of waste heat from hydro-power plants generation units
PhD Boštjan Gregorc, DEM, Dravske elektrarne Maribor, Saša Erlih (SI)
15:30 – 16:00 Short break
16:00 – 16:20 hIndustrial Urban Symbiosis (IUS) for sustainable energy supply: a case in Friuli Venezia Giulia,
eng. Gellio Ciotti, University of Udine (IT)
16:20 – 16:40 hExploiting waste heat in Croatia, potentials and challenges
Ilija Drmać, EIHP, Energetski institute Hrvoje Požar (CRO)
16:40 – 17:00 h Current Status and Outlook of Waste Heat Utilization in Thuringia (Germany)
Anton Wetzel, ThEGA (DE)
17:00 – 17:30 hPanel discussion
Special event: European Funding for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

The Energy Challenge of Horizon 2020 is designed to support the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system. To make the transition to a competitive energy system, we need to overcome a number of challenges, such as increasingly scarce resources, growing energy needs and climate change.

The Energy Challenge is structured around seven specific objectives and research areas:

  • Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint
  • Low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply
  • Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources
  • A single, smart European electricity grid
  • New knowledge and technologies
  • Robust decision making and public engagement
  • Market uptake of energy and ICT innovation.

A budget of over € 2 billion has been allocated to non-nuclear energy research for the period 2018-2020. The session will help to understand these objectives, find the appropriate EU funding and will cover practical issues related to the partner search and proposal submission.

Agenda:

  • Societal Challenge Energy - funding opportunities | Piotr Swiatek NCP Energy, DE
  • Horizon 2020 - Rules for participation | Maria Habicht, NCP Energy, Estonia
  • Calls 2018 - 20. Proposal writing | Helen Fairclough, NCP Energy, UK
  • Parner Search, support form NCPs | Maja Salapic, NCP Energy, Croatia

In broader view, the exploitation of thermal energy as excess energy of industrial processes across Europe will be featured. The event will provide the dissemination of information concerned the exploitation of waste heat potentials in EU and developments in the field of waste heat recovery in specific industrial processes. The efforts of CE-HEAT initiative towards the common Central Europe (CE) waste heat sources cadastre and a waste heat platform will be presented. The event will be wrapped up by the panel discussion leading to the directions for enhancement of investment mechanisms and strategic guidelines for improvement of waste heat utilization in CE space.

Session chair

Dr. Piotr Swiatek
Piotr Swiatek, Born 1953 in Wroclaw, is a German physicist Polish origin. He got his PhD in Solid State Physics from University of Cologne. 1986-2001 he worked as physicist in Research Centre Juelich, Germany.
He was Project Manager of "Fit for Europe" run by European Liaison Office of German Research Organisations KoWi untill 2003. "Fit for Europe" was a project supporting Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC), financed by the "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" and coordinated by KoWi.
The aim of Fit for Europe was to transfer the practical experience of KoWi to the partners in the CEEC, implement measures which will enhance their participation in EU Framework Programmes. 2004-2008 Piotr Swiatek was a Senior Science Officer at COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) in Brussels. COST is one of the longest-running instruments supporting co-operation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST now has 35 member countries and enables scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities in research and technology.
Currently he works for the Project Management Agency of Research Centre Juelich in a H2020 National Contact Point Energy (NCP), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Besides, he carries many educational activities for R&D cooperation with the EU. NCP is also a part of pan-European network of H2020 Energy NCPs known as C-Energy 2020 Network.
Piotr Swiatek has experience as EU-project coordinator and expert evaluator. He holds lectures on project management at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University of Cologne.

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