Energy and the Environment
Energy and the Environment group has been lasted for years via the EKC aiming at the development of technology collaboration between Europe and Korea. Reflecting the rapid change in global energy and environmental issues, the group has facilitated collaboration between Europe and Korea. In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the main issues, core trends and collaboration opportunities in the field of energy and the environment with experts and key persons from diverse sectors including industry, government, local authorities, research organisations and academia. As Energy and the Environment is one of the typical interdisciplinary subjects, the group holds interdisciplinary sessions in collaboration with Material Science Technology Group, Built Environment Group and Appropriate Technology Group. In addition, Marine and Ocean Group is also linked to Energy and Environment Group in its topics. In the poster presentation, specific topics related on energy and environment are presented focusing on each presenter's recent researches and works . Delegates can find collaboration partners by understanding each participant’s expertise, research topics and main activities of participating experts or organisations. Energy and the Environment Group focuses on following sessions at EKC2017. Through these events, EKC2017 offers delegates a valuable opportunity to create a new network for open innovation. Poster presentation Talk Sessions o Sustainable smart net zero energy city o Pitch Presentation of Posters on Energy & the Environment o Biogas technology for resource efficient society o Workshop for Korea-Europe collaboration on energy R&D o Energy related materials and devices o Rethinking built environment to move beyond sustainability o Nuclear Energy: Technology innovation and safe waste disposal o Exploration and potential of the Arctic o Material safety technology
Date / Time 2017-07-27 10:50   --   12:30
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • MR. KIM, Seung-wan (Seoul National University) COCHAIR
  • DR. KIM, Jaemin (University of Strathclyde) CHAIR
Synopsis
As technologies of distributed energy resources(DERs) such as Solar/Biomass/Wind energy, fuel cell, energy storage, and electric vehicle develop, it is no longer impossible to implement Net Zero Energy City regarding practicality and economic feasibility. Nowadays, it is global trends to build implementation sites which can be self-sufficient in energy and efficiently manages various DERs, especially in Europe and Korea. This session has been designed to activate interdisciplinary discussion on various topics related to Net Zero Energy City as follows; - Distributed Renewable Generation Tech. (Solar, Biomass, Wind …) - Operation / Optimization Algorithm and Bigdata Platform Tech. - Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Consumer Theory - Energy Efficient Building Construction Tech. - Electric Vehicle and Battery Energy Storage - Energy Market, Industrial Policy, Law and Regulation
Speakers
  • MS. LEE, Hyojung (SWECO) [ 11:15 - 11:30 ]
    Title: New processes for refurbishment projects at district level in Europe
  • MR. KIM, Seungwan (Seoul National University) [ 11:30 - 11:45 ]
    Title: Law and Regulation for Realization of Net Zero Energy City
  • MR. LEE, Gyuseob (Seoul National University) [ 11:45 - 12:00 ]
    Title: IoT based Campus Microgrid in Seoul National University
Date / Time 2017-07-27 13:30   --   15:10
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. LIM , Jun (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) CONVENER
Synopsis
This session aims to share the poster presenters' knowledge on energy and the environment with audience. All poster presenters will give 3 minute oral presentation in the form of elevator pitch on their topics using electronic file of their posters to show their knowledge and experience. On one hand, this session offers audience to understand recent research trends and to find appropriate partners for their collaboration works. On the other hand, this presentation can also provide the poster presenters with the opportunity to attract audience, who will visit each poster during the poster sessions (15:10~16:30 on both 27th and 28th July) and have face to face discussion with the presenters in front of their real posters.
Speakers
Date / Time 2017-07-27 19:30   --   21:30
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. KIM, Taeseong (Technical University of Denmark) CHAIR
Synopsis
This workshop aims to discuss the collaboration between Korea and Europe on energy R&D. Recently Korea drives energy transition from coal and nuclear into renewable energy sources and therefore diverse demands for energy research are emerged. Europe has led renewable energy and energy efficiency in both research and industry. Sharing their knowledge, insight and ideas on energy, the participants can find diverse collaboration opportunities between Korea and Europe on energy research and industry. Korean organisations include Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) and SK Innovation. KIER is the leading research institute on energy in Korea and SK Innovation is a leader of energy industry in Korea. These organisations will give talks about their global strategies, needs and processes on the collaboration of energy research. In Europe, the members of Korean Energy & Environment Experts Forum in Europe (K4EF) and French INES will attend the workshop to explain their capability and collaboration needs. The overall schedule is as follows: 19:30~20:20 Introduction of Attendee 19:30~19:40 Energy R&D of SK Innovation (Dr Jae Yeon PARK) 19:40~19:50 KIER’s R&D Activities (Dr Jong-chul HONG) 19:50~20:10 Global Collaboration Cases of KIER - Natural Cellulose for Energy Storage (Dr Seong Ok HAN) - Thermodynamic and kinetic consideration of SiOx nanoparticles for Li-ion battery’s anode (Dr Boyun JANG) 20:10~20:20 Korean Expert Forum on Energy and Environment, K4EF (Dr Dowon KIM) 20:20~20:30 Break 20:30~21:30 Discussions on Korea-Europe Collaboration 20:30~20:50 Development Process of Global R&D Project with KIER (Dr Sangjin CHOI) 20:50~21:00 Suggestion of K4EF on the Korea-Europe Collaboration (Dr Taesung KIM) 21:00~21:30 Floor Discussions of the Korea-Europe Collaboration on Energy R&D 21:30 Wrap-up of the Workshop
Speakers
Date / Time 2017-07-28 10:50   --   12:30
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • MISS. HYUN, So Young (Senior Consultant at Mitie Energy) CONVENER
Synopsis
Buildings can have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment throughout their life cycle. Buildings use resources such as raw materials, water and energy; generate waste due to construction, operation and demolition; and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. On the other hand, buildings also face multiple climate change impacts. Many buildings are vulnerable to progressive changes in climate and to extreme events and have already experienced big increases in damage over recent decades. Recent attempts to address this challenge call for an integrated, synergistic approach that considers all phases of the building life. This approach, called "sustainable design", supports an increased commitment to “environmental stewardship and conservation, and results in an optimal balance of cost, environmental, societal, and human benefits while meeting the mission and function of the intended facility”. The main objectives of sustainable design are to avoid resource depletion of raw materials, water and energy; prevent environmental degradation caused by buildings throughout their life cycle; and create better built environments that are liveable, healthy, comfortable, safe, and productive. The philosophy of sustainability is the framework from which all technical and many functional decisions are derived. Sustainability is rapidly becoming part of mainstream debates but there are doubts about its efficacy to tackle some of the most acute global problems. One reason is that the sustainability discourse often seems doomed to only scratch the surface. Sustainability community needs to take a more radical position in rethinking its position from a goal oriented perspective. This session will discuss how sustainability could go beyond shared value and incorporate additional approaches that can foster transformative change with highly desirable outcomes. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Resilient design and regenerative development - Sustainable development processes, governance and community engagement - Innovative systems, technologies and products responding to emerging challenges - Smart and sustainable design, construction, and operation of new and existing built facilities - Management of information and knowledge on innovation and sustainability - Sustainability through Data-Driven Design (DDD) - Bridging the buidling energy performance gap - Health and wellbeing in the built environment
Speakers
  • DR. PELSMAKERS, Sofie (University of Sheffield & ECD Architects) [ 10:50 - 11:30 ]
    Title: A new paradigm for sustainable construction: the power of evidence-based design
  • MISS. LEE, Hyojung (Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy) [ 11:30 - 11:50 ]
    Title: MODER: Mobilization of innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level
  • MISS. KWON, Minyoung (TU Delft) [ 11:50 - 12:10 ]
    Title: Impact of façade renovation strategies on energy savings in offices
  • MISS. HYUN, So Young (Mitie Energy / UCL) [ 12:10 - 12:30 ]
    Title: Wearable Technology for Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Date / Time 2017-07-28 13:30   --   15:10
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences) CONVENER
Synopsis
Nuclear energy technology has considerable potential for innovation in comparison to existing nuclear power plants to maintain and strengthen the safety of nuclear installations, to achieve higher efficiency, and to optimize costs, operation and fuel cycle. The first purpose of this session is to discuss the current status of the development of innovative nuclear systems such as small modular reactors and generation IV reactors. In this regard, we organize a keynote talk by Prof. Janne Wallenius (KTH, Sweden) who is CEO of LeadCold Reactors. LeadCold develops the small lead-cooled fast spectrum nuclear reactor SEALER (Swedish advanced lead reactor) for commercial power production in Arctic communities. Recently Essel Group has signed a deal to invest 200M USD in LeadCold. Radioactive wastes ranging from low-intermediate level to spent nuclear fuel should be safely disposed of to ensure permanent isolation. Few countries choose to dispose of the wastes in deep underground. Sweden and Finland are one of the leading countries in Europe in this field. We cordially invite Prof. Ove Stephasson (KTH Sweden & GFZ Germany) who is a top international expert on geological disposal of nuclear wastes to share experiences of Sweden and Finland. Prof. Sungyeol Choi (UNIST, Korea) will give a talk related to nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear waste policy in Korea.
Speakers
  • PROF. WALLENIUS, Janne (LeadCold Reactors) [ 13:30 - 14:00 ]
    Title: SEALER: a small lead-cooled reactor for power production in remote areas
  • PROF. CHOI, Sungyeol (Ulsan National Insttite of Science and Technology (UNIST)) [ 14:00 - 14:30 ]
    Title: Technological Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel Management in Korea
  • PROF. STEPHANSSON, Ove (KTH Royal Institute of Technology and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) [ 14:30 - 15:00 ]
    Title: Geological disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel: Experience from Sweden and Finland
Date / Time 2017-07-28 16:30   --   18:10
Room E5
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. LEE, Eun Young (University of Vienna, Austria) CONVENER
  • PROF. PAIK, Keun Wook (University of Oxford, UK) CHAIR
Synopsis
The Arctic has been concerned for economic opportunities, environment, scientific researches, Arctic people’s cultures and so on, by not only surrounding countries but also other nations. As contribution from Korea, since 2002, KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute) has established the Dasan Station on the high Arctic island, part of the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago, to support mainly Earth and life science researches. The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth and a unique area among Earth systems. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, and the Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places. It consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Sweden, Norway, Greenland (Denmark), Alaska, Canada, Finland, Iceland, and Russia. Although the Arctic has been explored for decades, the potential has been far from being fully realized due to harsh climate conditions. Recently, the Arctic faces to changing climate situations resulting mainly from the effects of global warming, causing rising temperatures, loss of sea ice, and melting of ice sheet. Ironically, apart from concerns and fears regarding of warming in the Arctic, these phenomena are enhancing human activities in the Arctic. The melting of the ice is facilitating exploration and development in the Arctic, especially for the international scientific projects, the Northwest passage, and the of natural resource fields. We should move forward to explore and develop the potential of the Arctic, and understand diverse views on how to balance or control this opportunity. This session aims to discuss current trends and recent issues for potential and exploration of the Arctic, as well as future prospect and strategies. This session consists of three talks with subsequent panel discussions covering multiple aspects related to Potential and Exploration of the Arctic.
Speakers
  • DR. LEE, Eun Young (University of Vienna, Austria) [ 16:30 - 16:35 ]
    Title: Session Introduction
  • MS. SHIN, Jinhwa (CNRS, Univ. Grenoble-Alpes, France) [ 16:35 - 16:55 ]
    Title: Climate Change of the Arctic
  • MR. ARILD, Moe (Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway) [ 16:55 - 17:20 ]
    Title: Liquefied natural gas from the Arctic and the linkages with politics and shipping
  • MS. KLIMENKO, Ekaterin (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden) [ 17:20 - 17:45 ]
    Title: China's stance towards Russia's Arctic resources development
  • DR. PAIK, Keun Wook [ 17:45 - 18:10 ]
    Title: Panel discussion
Date / Time 2017-07-28 16:30   --   18:10
Room E3
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. KIM, Sanghun (KIST Europe) CONVENER
Synopsis
Speakers
  • DR. LIM, Cha-yong (Korean Institute of Materials Science) [ 16:30 - 16:50 ]
    Title: Advanced steels for safety infrastructures
  • DR. CHO, Seungchan (Korean Institute of Materials Science) [ 16:50 - 17:10 ]
    Title: Fabrication and properties of boron carbide reinforced aluminum matrix composite materials for neutron absorbing application
  • DR. CHUNG, Sang-yeop (Technische Universität Berlin) [ 17:10 - 17:30 ]
    Title: Development of ultra-lightweight concrete with different aggregates using numerical approaches
  • DR. LIM, Jae-hong (Korean Institute of Materials Science) [ 17:30 - 17:50 ]
    Title: Measurement of Choloride Ion Concentration of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Date / Time 2017-07-27 16:30   --   18:10
Room E5
Conveners / Session Chairs
  • DR. TRIOLO, Jin Mi (Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Eng., Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark) CONVENER
  • DR. SHIN, Hyun Yong (Department of Molecular Microbiology, University of Groningen) COCHAIR
Synopsis Simple and unheated household scale biogas digesters have been widely spread throughout Asia e.g., China, India, etc., and they have started to become popular in a part of Africa as well, mainly for heating and cooking purposes. Besides use of energy, avoiding deforestation by replacing firewood, minimizing hygienic risk to e.g. drinking water, soil etc., caused by pathogens in fresh manure and improving fertilizer values through biogas digesters, are noteworthy benefits. To date millions of simple biogas digesters have been built in low income developing countries. In Asia, more than 30 million biogas digesters are now in use, however due to slow growth rate of microorganisms, biogas production in Northern Asia, especially during the winter season when the thermometer goes below 20 °C, suffers from low biogas production. Likewise, the simple unheated digesters are fully functional in tropical or subtropical climate zones, and as a consequence, constructing biogas digesters is more optimal in Africa compared to colder regions, having a significant potential accordingly. In contrast to industrial biogas plants with advanced technology, which are commonly found in Europe, household type digesters require a simple technique of operation with low initial investment and no running cost. In Europe several political and technological lessons have been made from years of failures since the start of biogas production in the 1970’s. The current production has become economically robust with matured experiences, resulting in a dramatic expansion of biogas plants especially in Northern Europe e.g., Germany and Denmark, where the focus lies on replacing natural gas by upgrading biogas to bio-methane for vehicle fuel use. On the other hand, the biogas status in Korea is facing inappropriate regulatory restrictions, barriers in commercialization, together with technical immaturities. Overcoming these barriers present a great challenge, as long-term coherent bioenergy strategies are simply missing. Therefore, experiences from Europe from years of progress and setbacks are believed to be valuable for integration of real-life biogas production in Africa. This knowledge will also benefit the biogas status in Korea, where efforts of transmitting the know-how are of great importance. This session will share experiences and identify challenges and barriers and will further discuss practical issues of building biogas digesters with diverse key players. Potentials in collaboration in education of students and transition of simple biogas techniques will be extensively discussed. The session will be composed of poster presentations, oral presentations and an extensive panel discussion.
Speakers
  • PROF. EJLERTSSON, Jörgen (Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB Dept. of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change Linköping University) [ 16:30 - 16:55 ]
    Title: Biogas production in Scandinavia (tentative)
  • PROF. EDWIGES, Thiago Edwiges (Federal University of Technology / Parana / Brazil) [ 17:20 - 17:45 ]
    Title: Renewable energy in Brazil: a study about the potential for biogas production
Date / Time 2017-07-28 10:50   --   12:30
Room E3
Conveners / Session Chairs
  • DR. CHOI, Youngjin (Dyson Technology Ltd.) CONVENER
Synopsis Having been ever demanding technologies, energy storing and harvesting devices have been playing key roles in smart devices and green energy applications as well. Therefore, advances and fundamental sciences on these technologies are essential to make the most of performances and qualities in the applications. To enrich the R&D eco-system on these fields, cooperation between Europeans and Koreans is apparently to be promoted. In this session, 4 speakers from Europe and Korea will give oral presentations and attendees will have an unique opportunities to communicate and share ideas on the latest issues on materials and devices for energy storage and harvest.
Speakers
  • DR. SEHLLEIER, Yee Hwa (University of Duisburg-Essen) [ 10:50 - 11:10 ]
    Title: Silicon Based Nanostructures: from Synthesis to Lithium Ion Batteries Application
  • PROF. KIM, Jongwook (Ecole Polytechnique) [ 11:10 - 11:30 ]
    Title: Nanocrystal Composites for Energy-Saving Electrochromic Smart Windows
  • DR. LIM, Jongchul (Oxford University) [ 11:30 - 11:50 ]
    Title: Effective Mobility Determined by Photoinduced Refractive Index Change of Perovskite at the Sub-Bandgap : Photoinduced Reflection Spectroscopy
  • MR. JEONG, Hyeondeok (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) [ 11:50 - 12:10 ]
    Title: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Cermet Anodes Resistant to Carbon Deposition and Sulfur Poisoning
  • MR. CHO, Yuljae (University Of Oxford) [ 12:10 - 12:30 ]
    Title: Enhanced ferroelectric property of P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) film using room temperature crystallization for high performance ferroelectric device applications