Conference Program

Tuesday, October 4, 2016




Welcome Addresses

  • Smart Energy Systems - the design of 100% renewable energy solutions,
    Prof. Henrik Lund, Aalborg University
  • Success and failure of green innovation: Learnings for pathways to sustainable energy systems!,
    Prof. Klaus Fichter, Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability




Track A: Technology

Wind Energy 1

Chair: Prof. Torsten Faber

  • Influence of current and prospective energy policy on the performance of wind turbines;
    Nicole Knudsen, German Wind Energy Association
  • How to certify in wind energy - risk mitigation on a new level;
    Mike Wöbbeking, Director and Service Area Leader,
    DNV GL - Energy, Renewables Certification
  • Nothing is forever...Analysing the lifetime of the E-30 WEC at Flensburg University;
    Manfred Lührs; 8.2 Ingenieurbüro Süderdeich
  • Wind energy research at WETI Flensburg;
    Rasmus Borrmann, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Track B: System Integration

100% Renewable Systems

Chair: Ma. Eng. Sönke Bohm

  • 100% renewables in Germany;
    Dr. Julia Hertin, Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen
  • 100% renewables in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    Stefan Schurig, World Future Council
  • 100% renewables in Morocco;
    Marina Berg, Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Europa-Universität-Flensburg

Track C: IGEF

Green Economy in Northern Europe

Chair: Prof. Dirk Ludewig

  • The Green Economy in Denmark: Status Report, Factors of Success and Lessons Learned;
    Carsten Orth Gaarn-Larsen, CEO, CLEAN
  • The Green Economy in Germany: Status Report, Factors of Success and Lessons Learned;
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Ludewig, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
  • The Green Economy in Norway: Status Report, Factors of Success and Lessons Learned;
    Professor Atle Midttun, Norwegian Business School




Wind Energy 2

Chair: Prof. Clemens Jauch

  • Power System Restoration: Introduction to restoration plans and the role of distributed generators;
    Dipl.-Ing. Holger Becker, Fraunhofer IWES, Kassel
  • Statcom option with DFIG wind turbine systems;
    Dr. Christian Wessels, Nordex Energy GmbH, Hamburg
  • Additional Design Criteria for Wind Turbines: Excitation to Mechanical Vibrations from the Power System;
    Dr.-Ing. Martin Huhn, Suzlon Energy GmbH, Rostock
  • Grid frequency analysis for assessing the stress on wind turbines providing synthetic inertia;
    Henning Thiesen, M.Eng., Wind Energy Technology Institute, Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Flensburg

100% Renewable Heat

Chair: Prof. Bernd Möller

  • 100% Renewable Heat: geographically distributed demand and supply;
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Möller, Europa-Universität Flensburg and Aalborg University
  • Mapping methodologies for a Heat Roadmap Europe;
    Dr. Urban Persson, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Building by building: next generation of a Danish heat atlas based on metered demand data;
    Lars Grundahl, M.Sc., Aalborg University
  • Building a geo-statistical evidence base for pan-European thermal mapping;
    Eva Wiechers, M.Sc., Europa-Universität Flensburg

Green-Tec Business Models

Chair: Prof. Dr. Silke Tegtmeier

  • Facilitating the Emergence of High-Tech Business Models – The MCI Innovation Lab;
    Prof. Dr. Silke Tegtmeier, University of Southern Denmark
  • Insights from Technology Entrepreneurship for Green-Tech Startups;
    Assistant Prof. Ferran Giones Valls, University of Southern Denmark
  • Innothermal - A Green-Tech Business Model;
    Sune Solberg Hjorth, Innothermal
  • Innovations in Green Technology - The Case of Organic Solar Cells;
    Elodie Destouesse; University of Southern Denmark



Wednesday, October 5, 2016



Chair: Prof. Jens Born

  • Large Scale Bioenergy Lab – Integration of Sustainable Bioenergy for a 100% Renewable Energy Regime in the Region;
    Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Head of Dept., Energy Technology, Aalborg Universitet, Esbjerg Campus
  • Flexibility of Biogas Plants;
    Torsten Grantner, CEO, OmniCert Umweltgutachter GmbH
  • Power to Gas – Audi’s Experiences with the Commercial Scale Plant in Werlte;
    Hermann Pengg, Head of Renewable fuels/Lifecycle Analysis, Audi AG
  • Power to x: The Practical Link between Power and Industries in a Future of Electricity as a Primary Energy Source;
    Lars Jürgensen, Project Manager, GP Joule, Postdoc, Dept. of Energy Technology, Aalborg University

Energy Storage

Chair: Prof. Ilja Tuschy

  • Geological energy storage: Resources for and implications of heat and mass storage;
    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bauer, Christian‐Albrechts‐University Kiel
  • Convergence or divergence in techno-economical assessment of different setups for compressed air energy storage;
    Cynthia Boysen, M.Eng., Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Flensburg
  • Storing energy in the neighborhood – decentralized storage systems from a local stakeholder perspective;
    Verena Jülch, M.Eng., Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg
  • Design of heat storage for municipal district heating;
    Per Alex Sørensen, Head of Dept., PlanEnergi, Skørping

Green Start-up Finance

Chair: Linda Bergset

  • Insights from Research;
    Linda Bergset, Borderstep Institute
  • Banks – too risk-averse or an entrepreneur’s first place-to-go?;
    Olaf Küter, Nord-Ostsee Sparkasse – Nospa
  • Venture capital – only for the “lucky ones”?;
    Bernd Arkenau, eCapital
  • Corporate venture capital – an opportunity for collaboration between incumbents and start-ups of growing importance?;
    Dr. Thomas W. Thomas, innogy Corporate Ventures GmbH




Solar Thermal Energy

Chair: Dr. Janybek Orozaliev

  • Solar District Heating in Denmark;
    Prof. Dr. Simon Furbo, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
  • Solar District Heating for New Building Areas;
    Isabelle Best, M.Sc., University of Kassel
  • Thermal length of heat exchangers for the next generation of DH substations;
    Jan Eric Thorsen, M.Sc., Danfoss, Nordborg
  • Innovative district heating tariff systems;
    Rasmus Bundegaard Eriksen, Danish District Heating Association, Kolding

Electrical Grid Modelling

Chair: Prof. Jochen Wendiggensen

  • Challenges in Complex Renewable Electric Energy Systems: The Role of Storages;
    Dr. David Kleinhans, NEXT ENERGY, EWE Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e.V. an der Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg
  • The impact of 100% renewables on the transmission system in Germany;
    Dipl.-Ing. Niels Erdmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Elektrische Energieversorgung und Hochspannungstechnik
  • Development of Region-Specific Distribution Grid Models;
    Patrick Larscheid, M.Sc., Forschungsgruppe Netzplanung und Netzbetrieb Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Energiewirtschaft (IAEW), RWTH Aachen University
  • An open and integrated AC-model of the transmission and distribution grid in Germany;
    Ulf Philipp Müller, M.Eng., Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Local Networking

Chair: Lars Kaiser

  • FURGY CLEAN Innovation: The Cross-border CLEAN Energy Cluster;
    Lars Kaiser, IHK Flensburg
  • The Danish Cluster landscape - possibilities and effects on
    Britt Sandvad, Cluster Excellence Denmark
  • Citizen engagement and local stakeholder management – the Sonderborg experiences with engaging local stakeholders;
    Nicolas Bernhardi, ProjectZero




Photo Voltaics

Chair: Prof. Horst-Günter Rubahn

  • Advancing the deployment of photovoltaics: Higher efficiency and/or lower price;
    Prof. Peter Balling, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Organic photovoltaics - prospects and challenges;
    Prof. Morten Madsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Integrating OPV cells in public places;
    Dr. Roger C. Hiorns, CNRS, IPREM, Pau, France
  • Challenges and opportunities for Thin-Film PV to penetrate the solar market;
    Dr. Tom Aernouts, R&D manager Thin-film PV, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Energy Market Modelling

Chair: Clemens Wingenbach, M.Eng.

  • Smart Energy Europe: A 100% Renewable Energy System for the European Union;
    David Conolly, Aalborg University
  • Modelling of integrated power and heat markets with renewables on the rise;
    Simon Hilpert, Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Flensburg
  • Transmission Networks versus Thermal Energy Storage in a Highly Renewable Sector-Coupled European Energy System;
    Tom Brown, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Long-term Planning based on Fundamental Power System Modeling;
    Gesine Bökenkamp, Uniper Strategic Market Analysis

Green Innovation in SME

Chair: Lars Kaiser

  • Innovation Support to SME;
    Christian Boysen, CLEAN
  • Best Practice - Danish example of Innovation;
    Thomas Barrett, Design
    flux technologies
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Clean Energy Industry;
    Karina Hoffmann, FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel GmbH
  • Matchmaking Event: Cross-border Clean Energy Innovation


Conclusion and Farewell


End of Conference

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Olav Hohmeyer, Europa-Universität Flensburg
Prof. Dr. Dirk Ludewig, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Horst-Günter Rubahn, University of Southern Denmark
Prof. Dr. Ilja Tuschy, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences