Conference Programme

The conference programme 2022 consists of two parts:



Book of Abstracts

You can find the Book of Abstracts 2022 here.

Keynote Speakers

Jesper Møller Larsen gave a keynote speech on Using the right energy, right in Aalborg – taking the common energy solutions to the next (green) level

Jesper Møller Larsen is manager and responsible of District Energy Systems in Aalborg Forsyning including the District Heating, City Gas distribution and District Cooling services. Mr. Larsen has been working in the energy sector for more than 20 years, especially working with the development of the newest generations of DH systems and focusing on the expansion of the district energy networks and of course the transition of the entire sector to renewable energy.

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David Dupont-Mouritzen gave a keynote speech on Power-to-X as a key for the green transition.

David Dupont-Mouritzen is Project Director for CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project. He holds an M.Sc in Geography from the University of Copenhagen and from his previous work experiences as director for the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, and as director for Åfjord Utvikling – a development company North of Trondheim, Norway, he has extensive experience within public affairs, communication and strategy as well as project management, business development and a strong focus on sustainability.

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Samir Abboud gave keynote speech on Industrializing geothermal energy for urban district heating.

Samir Abboud is a lawyer by background and has more than 20 years of experience from Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling in various legal, commercial, and managerial positions. Samir joined Innargi as CEO in 2018. The company’s ambition is to turn geothermal into a reliable, robust, risk-free, and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

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Sven Werner gave a keynote speech on The four generations of district cooling – a categorization of the development in district cooling from origin to future prospect.

Sven Werner is Professor of Energy Technology at the School of Business, Engineering and Science, Halmstad University. Previously, he worked at the Borås Energi public utility company and the Fjärrvärmebyrån organisation. Sven Werner’s  knowledge and research results are visible in several scientific journals and reports, in textbooks and through numerous lectures and have been communicated worldwide through various activities and presentations.

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Connie Hedegaard gave a keynote speech with the title We know both the Danish targets and the EU’s Fit for 55. But are our systems fit for implementation? 

Connie Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations. Before that, Connie Hedegaard was Minister for Environment and Minister for Climate and Energy in Denmark. With two decades of experience in international and domestic executive policy making, Connie Hedegaard is today assuming several key positions in support of a low-carbon and green economy.

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Andreas Löschel gave a keynote speech on After the “Zeitenwende” (turn of the times) is before the test – The path to climate neutrality between the Ukraine war and the coal phase-out.

Professor Andreas Löschel holds the Chair of Environmental/Resource Economics and Sustainability at the Ruhr University Bochum and is a Senior Fellow at the Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study in Greifswald. Since 2011, he has been the chairman of the Expert Commission of the German Government to monitor the energy transformation. He also directs the Virtual Institute Smart Energy North Rhine-Westphalia (VISE). Andreas Löschel is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). For outstanding research in economics, he received the German Economics Prize of the Joachim Herz Foundation 2022.

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Brian Vad Mathiesen gave a keynote on Energy Efficiency First – REPower EU 2030 and 100% renewable energy in 2050 for Europe

Brian Vad Mathiesen is Professor in Energy Planning and Renewable Energy Systems at Aalborg University, and is one of the leading researchers behind the concepts of Smart Energy Systems and electrofuels. He is on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited list, a global list of the top 1% cited researchers; a member of the EU Commission expert group on electricity interconnection targets in the EU, and Principal Investigator (PI) of the RE-INVEST and sEEnergies projects. His research focuses on the technological and socio-economic shift to renewable energy (RE), large-scale integration of variable resources and the design of 100% RE systems.

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Presentations are accessible until September 2023 via the Conference Platform.

Only registered attendees have access.

Conference Committees

Prof. Anton Ianakiev, Nottingham Trent University, GB
Prof. Bent Ole G. Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark
Prof. Bernd Möller, University of Flensburg, DE
Prof. Christian Breyer, Lappeeranta University of Tech, FI
Prof. Dagnija Blumberga, Riga Technical University, LV
Prof. Erik Ahlgren, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Prof. Ernst Worrell, Utrecht University, NL
Prof. Ingo Weidlich, HafenCity University, DE
Prof. Leif Gustavsson, Linnaeus University, SE
Prof. Marie Münster, Technical University of Denmark, DK
Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University, US
Prof. Martin Greiner, Aarhus University, DK
Prof. Neven Duić, University of Zagreb, HR
Prof. Richard van Leeuwen, Saxion University, NL
Prof. Stefan Holler, HAWK, DE
Prof. Sven Werner, Halmstad University, SE
Prof. Thomas Brown, TU Berlin, DE
Prof. Xiliang Zhang, Tsinghua University, CN
Prof. Urban Persson, Halmstad University
Ass. Prof. Benedetto Nastasi, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
Ass. Prof. Paula Ferreira, University of Minho, PT
Ass. Prof. Younes Noorollahi, University of Tehran, IR
Dr. Hanne L. Raadal, NORSUS, NO
Dr. Hironao Matsubara, ISEP, JP
Dr. Matteo Giacomo Prina, EURAC Research , IT
Dr. Ralf-Roman Schmidt, Austrian Institute of Technology, AT
Dr. Robin Wiltshire, Building Research Establishment, GB

Anders Bavnhøj Hansen, Chief Engineer at, DK
Anders Dyrelund, Senior Market Manager at Rambøll, DK
Anders N. Andersen, Head of Dept. at EMD International, DK
Dietrich Schmidt, Head of Department at Fraunhofer, DE
Dirk Vanhoudt, Senior Researcher at VITO, BE
Fabian Levihn, Head of R&D at Stockholm Exergi, SE
Gareth Jones, Managing Director at Fairheat, GB
Jan‐Eric Thorsen, Manager DH Application Centre, Danfoss, DK
Jesper Møller Larsen, Head of heat utility Aalborg Forsyning, DK
John Bøgild Hansen, Senior Advisor at Haldor Topsøe, DK
Morten Abildgaard, CEO at Viborg Fjernvarme, DK
Peter Jorsal, Product and Academy Manager at LOGSTOR, DK
Steen Schelle Jensen, Head of Business Development at
Kamstrup, DK
Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President at Ørsted , DK


Day 1

Day 2

Technical Tour to Brønderslev Utilities

Technical Tour to North Jutland Heat and Power Station


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