hosted sessions:

 Hall 2 - Thursday 11 April 2024
 GEL Session
Photo: Klimafonds/Krobath
(Montage Green Energy Lab)
Innovations in Green Heating & Cooling

This session will highlight near-market innovations in district heating systems, showcasing their potential to significantly boost efficiency and flexibility. These advancements are pivotal in accelerating the decarbonization of the entire heating and cooling sector.

Hosted by Green Energy Lab, Austria's largest innovation lab for the research and demonstration of sustainable energy applications, numerous solutions for the greening of heating and cooling systems are being developed and put to the test. Approximately 60 research projects are underway, focusing on developing, refining, and testing technologies
and processes for a renewable energy system. These projects are set to offer scalable and transferable model solutions, applicable at national, European, and global levels.

Green Energy Lab is a research initiative funded by the Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian federal government. The core region of the innovation lab comprises the four Austrian provinces Styria, Burgenland, Lower Austria, and Vienna with around five million individual consumers, around two thirds of Austria’s pv production, and almost the entire wind power generation capacity.

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Christian Kurz, Green Energy Lab, AT
Spatial Energy Planning – Steering Transition of Regional Energy Systems
Alexander Rehbogen, SIR, AT
Transforming District Heating: Efficiency, Competitiveness, Resilience – The DeRiskDH Concept in a nutshell
Bernhard Mayr, AIT, AT
Increasing flexibility in district heating systems – elements and solutions from the ThermaFLEX project
Joachim Kelz, AEE INTEC, AT
AbSolut – Integration of Absorption Technologies in District Heating and Cooling Systems for Enhanced Economic and Ecological Impact
Carina Seidnitzer-Gallien, AEE INTEC, AT
Q&A Session



Fraunhofer ISE

Photo: Fraunhofer ISE - Solar Heat Europe – Air collectors for cooling installation in Freiburg-Germany

    Hall 4 - Wednesday 10 April 2024

100% RHC Event 2024
How to fully decarbonise the heating and cooling sector in Europe?

by European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP)

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, district heating and cooling, and thermal storage sectors to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling and phasing out fossil fuels.

This year, the 100% RHC event is taking place within the framework of the ISEC conference. In this 90-minute session, information about RHC-ETIP and insights from the platform's horizontal working groups will be shared focusing on coupling of heating and power sectors, innovative concepts in districts and cities, solutions for individual buildings and the decarbonization of heat demand in industries, featuring experts in the respective fields. The session will also include an engaging panel discussion “How to fully decarbonize the heating and cooling sector in Europe”, with experts from research, industry, and policy, who will share their insights and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable heating and cooling sector in Europe, and highlight approaches for increasing energy efficiency, deployment and integration of more RHC, and fostering cross-sectoral collaboration to decarbonize heating and cooling in the EU.












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