Workshop on materials for reliable energy supply
In order to reach the climate objectives set, the three aforementioned sectors will have to interact closely (sector coupling). Materials will play an important role: they can e.g. facilitate renewable energy generation, act as an energy storage, enhance energy transportation, or reduce energy consumption. Therefore, it is necessary to have a deep understanding about the materials itself as well as to have good knowledge about the framework of energy systems.
The objective of workshop “Materials for reliable energy supply” is to identify materials and possible applications in a renewable energy system. The workshop has two consecutive stages at the International Conference on Material Innovation (MatX) and the Integration of Sustainable Energy Expo & Conference (iSEnEC).
After a short introduction into the subject, the workshop participants generate possible ideas for novel applications of energy materials and address specific questions regarding the energy transition: What problem will be solved by the new idea? How does the solution work? Will it fit to the existing energy system? At the end of the workshop, the ideas are recorded in an idea profiling board. This serves as basis for the second stage workshop at the iSEnEC Conference that takes place on July 17th-18th 2018 in Nuremberg.
In order to set the framework of the second workshop, the idea profiling boards from the MatX workshop will be presented. The workshop participants can choose from these ideas and discuss single topics in more detail: What role can this idea play in an integrated energy system? Who will be a future client? How can a business case look like? This additional information is added to the profiling boards to develop possible business cases
At the end of the two workshops, all elaborated ideas will be made available for the conference participants of both MatX and iSEnEC.
Dr. Marcus Rauch
Bayerische Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer GmbH
ENERGIEregion Nürnberg e.V.