Conference Tracks: Overview


Track A: Overview

Wind Energy 1

Chair: Prof. Torsten Faber
October 4, 14:00

Wind energy is one of the most reliable and most cost-efficient renewable energy sources. The session will give information on wind energy technology. The structural components of a wind turbine will be the main focus. This means research into and development of rotor blades and the tower will be discussed and the state of the art will be presented.

Wind Energy 2

Chair: Prof. Clemens Jauch
October 4, 16:00

In a renewable energy system wind energy needs to take over tasks that are crucial for maintaining the stability of the electrical power system. Latest developments aim to reduce the cost of energy and address the need to turn wind turbines into control power plants. The presentations of this session will discuss the recent wind turbine developments in this context.



Chair: Prof. Jens Born
October 5, 09:00

The role bioenergy – and biogas technology in particular – can play in energy supply is currently changing fundamentally. Increasingly, bioenergy is considered an option to back up power or heat supply, to store and redirect energy in different energy grids, or to be used in cross sectoral approaches to balance generation and demand in energy supply and primary industry. The session’s presentations will present and discuss respective concepts and activities.

Solar Thermal Energy

Chair: Dr. Janybek Orozaliev
October 5, 11:00

The session will focus on solar district heating which plays an important role in the future of green energy supply. Denmark is already facing a significant boom of solar thermal installations in combination with district heating and CHP. In Germany there are many demonstration and commercial systems but it is still an emerging market. The presentations will show heat supply concepts based on solar district heating and challenges of solar energy integration in new and existing district heating nets.


Photo Voltaics

Chair: Prof. Horst-Günter Rubahn
October 5, 14:00

Both in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark photovoltaics plays an increasingly important role in the overall green energy system, especially for private households. But besides large scale energy supply, photovoltaics on the basis of new and flexible materials also has the potential to be included in smart functional systems such as active windows or intelligent clothing. This session gives insight into challenges and commercial promises of the newest generation of integrated photovoltaics.

Track B: Overview

100% Renewable Systems

Chair: Ma. Eng. Sönke Bohm
October 4, 14:00

100% renewable energy supply will be achieved at different paces in different systems. Most likely there will be model regions, cities or quarters selected for political or scientific reasons. Other regions will be leading in the process of transition to 100% renewable energy systems because of special geographic conditions, small islands in sunny areas for example. The presentations of this session present requirements and solutions for systems with 100% renewable energy supply.

100% Renewable Heat

Chair: Prof. Bernd Möller
October 4, 16:00

The integration of heating and cooling will play a significant role in achieving 100% renewable energy systems. District heating and cooling systems comprise technically and economically feasible ways to add flexibility to energy systems with significant shares of renewable energy and allow for thermal storage. The session will look at various aspects of integrating the thermal sector, such as conversion technologies from power to heating and cooling; mapping of thermal demands; modelling of district heating and cooling systems; as well as options for large-scale thermal storage. The outcome will be a comprehensive overview on the integration of thermal services into 100% renewable energy systems.


Energy Storage

Chair: Prof. Ilja Tuschy
October 5, 09:00

Energy Storage is one of the most important concepts for integrating intermittent renewable sources into energy supply systems. Solutions for storing electrical and thermal energy are available but need to find their technical and market position. The session’s presentations discuss technologies on hand and demonstrate how they could work as a part of renewable energy-based supply systems.


Electrical Grid Modelling

Chair: Prof. Jochen Wendiggensen
October 5, 11:00

Electrification was the key factor for economic and social development in the past. With increasing penetration of renewable energy systems the electrical grid has to be adjusted in structure and bidirectional energy flow. Electrical grid modelling approaches that are capable of delivering optimal solutions under these boundary conditions are discussed in the presentations of this session.

Energy Market Modelling

Chair: Clemens Wingenbach, M.Eng.
October 5, 14:00

Modelling of future energy markets must consider a number of challenges which lie ahead. A merit-order driven energy-only market in the electricity sector is facing a rising share of renewable energy production with negligible marginal costs. The price elasticity of the electric demand is increasing due to flexibilisation measures. Interdependencies between the electric, heat and transport sectors are growing. The presentations in this session discuss appropriate modelling methods to tackle these challenges and their implications on price signals.

Track C: Overview

Green Economy in Northern Europe

Chair: Prof. Dirk Ludewig
October 4, 14:00

Northern Europe is a power house in the green economy. The Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) measures both the green economic performance of 60 countries worldwide and how experts assess that performance. In performance as well as perception Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway rank among the Top 5 of the 60 countries. What makes these countries so successful? What can they learn from each other? How can they successfully bundle their strengths? In this session experts from these countries present their opinion and discuss these questions.

Green-Tec Business Models

Chair: Prof. Dr. Silke Tegtmeier
October 4, 16:00

Entrepreneurship is a key driver to make our societies more “green.” How can academic institutions help to create an eco-system for green-technology business models? Is there a significant potential of green-technology business models in our region? The first presentation of this session will present the MCI Innovation Lab that maps the entire process from ideation to commercializing a technology-based idea. Second, insights from Technology Entrepreneurship for green tech startups will be shown. The following presentations will highlight innovative business models in green technology that are located in the region of Southern Denmark.

Green Start-up Finance

Chair: Linda Bergset
October 5, 09:00

New and young companies involved in the energy sector experience particular challenges in accessing early-stage finance due to their dependencies on a continuously changing policy landscape as well as due to their business activities’ frequent vicinity to infrastructure issues. This session thus brings together researchers and practitioners in an attempt to find an answer to the following question: How can more money be mobilized for green entrepreneurship in energy start-ups?

Local Networking

Chair: Lars Kaiser
October 5, 11:00

The region already has a stronghold in green economy such as green energy production, energy efficiency, intelligent energy systems and energy storage. However, particularly small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are facing challenges in order to stay competitive. Using a local network will give companies and research institutes the opportunity to enable cooperation along the entire value chain. Being part of networks is fundamental for knowledge and technology transfer and therefore a requirement for dynamic innovation activities. This session will present best practice examples to point out benefits from networking.

Green Innovation in SME

Chair: Lars Kaiser
October 5, 14:00

Earlier analyses and experience indicate that collaborations both within and between companies, knowledge institutions and public organizations promote societal productivity. Furthermore the companies’ accuracy in their innovation processes coming along with technology development, new products, processes, services and new ways for market penetration is strengthened. This session helps companies to work with innovation in the field of clean energy in an efficient manner. This includes both presentations from experts and workshops (Innovation boost tables). We help to make the innovation mechanisms foreseeable in in-house innovation processes and in innovation collaborations with others and we help companies to evaluate ideas and support knowledge transfer.