Series 1 (2008 – 2010)

  • Day   1:  Climate Development and Uncertainties
  • Day   2:  Bio-Energy and Bio-Diversity
  • Day   3:  Solar Cells
  • Day   4:  Nuclear Fusion and Thermal Solar Energy
  • Day   5:  Energy Availability and Energy Use
  • Day   6:  Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
  • Day   7:  Nuclear Energy and Energy from Wind & Water
  • Day   8:  Geothermal Energy & Energy in the Built Environment
  • Day   9:  CO2 Capture & Sequestration and Energy & Greenhouse Gases in Agriculture
  • Day 10:  Materials, Energy and Climate: The Challenge for a Changing World
DAY 1: CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT AND UNCERTAINTIES – 23 September 2008
  • Welcome by prof.dr.ir. D. C. Schram – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Climate change in the past by prof.dr. A. Wahner – Institut für Chemie und Dynamik der Geosphäre, Jülich, Germany
  • Climate models development by dr. A. Kattenberg – KNMI
  • Climate change in polar regions by dr. R.S.W. van de Wal – IMAU, Utrecht University
  • Atmospheric measurements from space related to climate change and air quality by prof.dr. P. Levelt –  KNMI / Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Risks of a Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean Circulation by prof.dr.ir. H.A. Dijkstra – IMAU / Utrecht University
  • Air quality and climate change in the Mediterranean by prof.dr. J. Lelieveld – Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany
DAY 2: BIO-ENERGY AND BIODIVERSITY – 04 November 2008
  • Welcome by prof. dr. ir. A.A. van Steenhoven – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Diversity of biofuels – an overview by dr. V. Dornburg – Copernicus Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht
  • Catalysis and biofuels by prof. dr. ir. R.A. van Santen – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • New Methods for Thermo-chemical Biofuel production from waste by prof. dr. ir. W.P.M. van Swaaij – Universiteit Twente
  • Gasification for second generation biofuels by ir. A. van der Drift – Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
  • Biofuels and functional soil diversity by dr. ir. P. S. Bindraban – Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum
  • Sustainability certification of biomass for energy by prof. dr. H.A. Udo de Haes – Centrum van Milieuwetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
DAY 3: SOLAR CELLS – 03 February 2009 
  • Welcome by dr. G. Verbong – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • The solar (r)evolution by prof. dr. W. C. Sinke – ECN Solar Energy & Universiteit Utrecht
  • New developments in thin, high efficiency, crystalline silicon solar cells by dr. J. Rentsch – Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany
  • Advanced thin-film silicon solar cells by dr. M. Zeman – Delft University of Technology
  • Solar Cells based on polymers by prof. dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Thin-Film Solar Cells based on Nano-Structures by prof. dr. J. Schoonman – Delft University of Technology
  • The Terawatt challenge: High throughput processing and scale vs. solar cell efficiency by prof. dr. ir. M.C.M. van de Sanden – Eindhoven University of Technology
DAY 4: NUCLEAR FUSION AND THERMAL SOLAR ENERGY – 07 April 2009
  • Welcome by Dr. J. C. Terlouw – Twello
  • ITER and Fusion Energy by Prof. Dr. N. J. Lopes Cardozo – Eindhoven University of Technology & FOM Instituut voor Plasmafysica
  • Performance, safety and economy of a Fusion Reactor by Dr. J. Rapp – FOM Instituut voor Plasmafysica
  • Material issues for Nuclear Fusion by Dr. Ch. Linsmeier – Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
  • Progress in thermal solar energy by Prof. Dr. H. Müller – Steinhagen Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • A Vision with a Mission: The German Route to 50% Renewable Energy by 2050 by Prof. Dr. H. Müller-Steinhagen – Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Opening discussion session in auditorium by Ir. H.P.J.M. Roumen – Secretary Executive Board, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • A need for a prompt change in energy use and energy production by Dr. J. C. Terlouw – Twello
DAY 5: ENERGY AVAILABILITY AND ENERGY USE – 26 May 2009
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. ir. C.J. van Duijn – Rector Magnificus Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Physical limits to energy availability by Prof. Dr. W. van der Zande – Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Future Energy Provision: quantifying the prospects of fossil and renewable energy by Prof. Dr. G.J. Kramer – Eindhoven University of Technology / Shell Research Laboratories
  • Energy use for electricity generation by Prof. Dr. Ir. J. H. Blom – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Energy Statistics by Dr. Ir. R. Segers – Statistics Netherlands
  • Energy use and prospects of energy savings by Dr. Ir. P. G.M. Boonekamp – Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • Energy availability and energy use by Prof. Ir. N. D. van Egmond – University Utrecht
  • Short summary by the day chairman by Dr. Geert Verbong – Eindhoven University of Technology
DAY 6: HYDROGEN & FUEL CELLS – 08 October 2009
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. A.W. Kleyn – Leiden University, FOM Institute for Plasma Physics, Rijnhuizen
  • Energy storage & New energy carriers by Prof. Dr. L.J.F. Hermans – Leiden University
  • Hydrogen economy & Hydrogen as energy carrier by Prof. Dr. J.J.C. Geerlings – Shell Global Solutions, Amsterdam
  • Hydrogen production methods & storage by Dr. W.G. Haije – Energy Centre Netherlands / Delft University of Technology
  • Recent progress in rechargable batteries enabling future transportation by Prof. Dr. P.H.L. Notten – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Fuel cells on hydrogen and on methane by Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Stolten – Institute for Energy Process Engineering, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
DAY 7: NUCLEAR ENERGY AND ENERGY FROM WIND & WATER – 10 December 2019
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. M.J. van der Wiel – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Sustainable nuclear energy by Prof. Dr. Ir. T.H.J.J. van der Hagen – Delft University of Technology
  • New approaches in nuclear energy by Prof. Dr. H.J. Allelein – RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  • Nuclear fuel reserves, waste and proliferation by Dr. B.C.C. van der Zwaan – Energy Reserach Centre Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • Progress in wind energy by Prof. Dr. G.A.M. van Kuik – Duwind / Delft University of Technology
  • Energy from the ocean by Dr. J. de Rouck – Ghent University, Belgium
  • The impact of hydropower and bioenergy on the water system by Dr. P.W. Gerbens-Leenes –          University of Twente
DAY 8: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY & ENERGY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – 11 February 2010
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. A.A. van Steenhoven – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Smart energy-efficient buildings and cities, a new initiative by Prof. Dr. Ir. J.H. Blom – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Geothermal energy by Ir. M.M. van Aarssen – IF Technology, Arnhem
  • Savings in materials and energy use in the building industry by Prof. Dr. J. Lichtenberg – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Seasonal heat storage for heating of buildings by Prof. Dr. H.A. Zondag – Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
  • New approaches to minimize energy use in houses by Prof. Dr. Ir. C.P.W. Geurts – Eindhoven University of Technology / TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft
  • New designs in energy efficient architecture by Prof. Ir. J.Kristinsson – Delft University of Technology / Architectenbureau Kristinsson, Deventer
  • New approaches in urban developments by Dipl.Ing., Arch, PhD Hildebrand Frey – Strathclyde University, Glasgow
DAY 9: CO2 CAPTURE & SEQUESTRATION AND ENERGY & GREENHOUSE GASES IN AGRICULTURE – 01 April 2010

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), an important strategy for CO2 emission reduction by Ir. D. Jansen – Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Petten

Coal gasification and CO2 capture, an overview of some process options and their consequences by E. Wesker – Shell Global Solutions, Amsterdam

Underground storage of CO2 by Prof. Dr. Ir. R. Arts – TNO Utrecht, Delft University of Technology

Cost of fertilizer & water in agriculture by Dr. Ir. P. Bindraban – Wageningen University & Research Centre

Greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4,N2O) and agriculture by Dr. Ir. W.J. Corré – Wageningen University & Research Centre

Carbon in the upper soil layer by Prof. Dr. Ir. J. Bouma – Wageningen University & Research Centre

DAY 10: MATERIALS, ENERGY AND CLIMATE: THE CHALLENGE FOR A CHANGING WORLD
  • Welcome by Dr. G.P.J. Verbong – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Materials scarcity by Dr. Ir. A.M. Diederen – TNO Rijswijk, the Netherlands
  • Prospects for fossil energy and the need for new energy carriers by Prof. Dr. J.J.C. Bruggink – VU University Amsterdam / Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, Petten
  • Strategies to encourage sustainable behavior by Prof. Dr. C.J.H. Midden – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Carbon flows, financial markets and the challenge of global environmental governance by Prof. Dr. Ir. A.P.J. Mol – Wageningen University
  • Energy in a growing world by Prof. Dr. Ir. D.C. Schram – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • The need for a new economy by Prof. Dr. A. Heertje – University of Amsterdam