Workshop: Energy Supply for Intensified Processes

Posted: 2014-02-28

25th of June, 2014 (9:00-17:00)
in Gleisdorf, Austria

Invitation and Registration

The EFCE Working Party on Process Intensification and the IEA Task 49/IV ( cordially invite you to a common workshop to exchange views on the effect of intensifed processes on industrial energy supply. The workshop will be organised in the framework of “Gleisdorf Solar 2014”, an international conference on solar heating and cooling.

The workshop aims at bringing together experts working in process intensification to exchange views and respective studies on the questions:


Will intensifed processes change the landscape of industrial energy requirements?


To which extent can these changes be expected within the near (2020) and longer-term   future (2050)?

Which effect on renewable energy integration can be expected?

Preliminary Programme (download here)


The PI roadmap and European Research activities - indicative trends for industrial energy supply
Tom van Gerven, KU Leuven
Renewable Energy Supply (focus Solar process heat) – potential and state of the art
Christoph Brunner, AEE INTEC

Presentations on selected PI examples and effects on energy supply:

Intensification of heat and mass transfer via membrane distillation
Joachim Koschikowksy, Fraunhofer ISE (to be confirmed)
Integrating solar desalination and solar power generation
Alva Laval
Plasma-based conversion of human waste to syngas and further to electricity in SOFC's
Georgios Stefanidis, TU Delft
Continuous processing with oscillatory flow reactors
Anh Phan, University Newcastle
Rotating reactors and biofuels for sustainable energy supply
Jonathan Lee, University Newcastle
HEX reactors and heat exchangers
Christophe Gourdon, ENSIACET Toulouse
New storage materials and systems – overview
Wim van Helden, AEE INTEC
Metal hydrides for hydrogen and heat storage
José M. Bellosta von Colbe, HZG

Plenary discussion

Collection of perspectives, ideas and questions of the participants addressing the above research questions. 


 Plenary discussion with the speakers of the groups and the plenum.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Gleisdorf,

Tom van Gerven                                      Christoph Brunner          Bettina Muster
WP on Process Intensification                                 AEE INTEC                           AEE INTEC
KU Leuven