18 November 2015

Program R&D for the Energy Transition:

The Role of Belgian Universities



 9.00:          Welcome coffee


 9.30:          Introduction and outline by Prof.  Johan Albrecht (UGent)


 9.35:          Welcome address by Philippe Van Troeye - CEO of Electrabel


 9.50:          R&D in optimal climate policies by Johan Albrecht (UGent)


10.15:         20 years later, back to the future? Some open questions about the energy transition and
                   the energy markets
  by Jean-Pierre Hansen (Engie) 


10.45:        Break


11.15:            Session 1:       Energy Efficiency

Prof. Marc Frère (UMons) - Thermal energy storage; where is the heat of the action?

Prof. Michel De Paepe  (UGent) - Research for Energy Efficiency in Industry and the Built

Prof. Jean Claude Maun (ULB) - Can City Blocks be smart without smart inhabitants


12.45:         Lunch

13.45:         Afternoon Sessions, chairman: Jeroen De Maeyer, Business Development Manager,
                   UGent - Sustainable Energy Technologies


13.45:             Session 2:       Clean Energy Generation

 Prof. Hervé Jeanmart (UCL) - Can we harvest enough renewable energy to drive an ever growing

 Bart Boesman (Engie) - Renewable Energy in the Energy Transition: an industry perspective on
 academic  R&D needs

 Prof. Pierre Etienne Labeau (ULB) – Clean energy generation


15.15:             Session 3:       Electrification & System integration

 Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo (VUB) - Electric vehicles - the transition towards sustainable mobility

 Prof. Raphael Fonteneau (ULG) - On the Dynamics of the Deployment of Renewable Energy
 Production Capacities

 Prof. Jan Bouckaert (UAntwerpen) - Intermittency, flexibility, and reserves

 Prof. Johan Driesen (KUL) – Collaboration as a key driver for innovation in systemic energy research


17.00:          Networking Drink


How to register?

If you want to register, please send an e-mail to . The registration deadline is November 10th, 2015.
There is no registration fee, but registration is mandatory.