10th IEA Heat Pump Web Conference, online from 27 June – 31 August 2011. This conference, originally planned for Tokyo but cancelled due to the tragic series of events following the earthquake there, is being held as a Web conference. Organised by the IEA Heat Pump Programme, participants will have access to some 200 full papers, recorded speeches and messages, and the opportunity to communicate with authors online. Registration is open until 15 July 2011.
Best Practices for Renewal and Upgrading of Hydropower Facilities to Maintain and Provide Value to the Power System, Sacramento, California (United States), 18 July 2011. Jointly organised by the IEA Hydropower programme Annexes IX and XI, and the US Department of Energy, this one-day workshop is designed for hydropower owners, operators, manufacturers and consultants who have an interest in the renewal, upgrading, and expansion of hydropower plants. See the conference site for details.
• 2011 IEAGHG Summer School in Champaign, Illinois (United States), 18–22 July, 2011. Organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) and hosted by the Sequestration Training and Education Program, this summer school targets young scientists with backgrounds in engineering, geo-technologies, socio-economics, who will meet world experts on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Visit the IEAGHG web pages.
• Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Workshop on Battery Management Systems, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago (United States), 6 September 2011. This workshop, organised by the Task XVII group on “System Integration” of the IEA Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Implementing Agreement (IA-HEV), is being held in conjunction with the Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC 2011), 6-9 September 2011. The goal of this workshop is the presentation of the development activities in this field by the participating institutions, the exchange of information, and discussion on technology trends and main challenges for this component. Following the workshop a visit to the testing facilities at Argonne National Laboratory is planned. For more information contact Gabriela Telias.
4th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2011), San Francisco, California (United States), 12-14 September 2011. This event will focus on the improvement, knowledge, and understanding of hydrogen safety to overcome barriers to the widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. The aim is to improve public awareness and trust in hydrogen technologies by communicating a better understanding of both the hazards and risks associated with hydrogen and their management. The IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA) has endorsed ICHS 2011 and will contribute extensively to the conference programme.
• 2nd Oxyfuel Combustion Conference, Queensland (Australia), 12-16 September, 2011. Organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme in partnership with the Callide Oxyfuel Project Ltd. and Xstrata Coal, this event will build on the success of the 2009 event. A central theme will be 'Retrofitability of Oxyfuel Combustion Technology to Existing Power Plant'. Visit the conference page on the website of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG), one of the IEA international collaborations.
• IEA Workshop on Quantifying and Managing Land Use Impacts of Bioenergy, Campinas (Brazil), 19-21 September 2011. Organised jointly by IEA Bioenergy Tasks 38, 40 and 43, this workshop will be hosted by the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory. Visit the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 website.
• 17th SolarPACES Conference - Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada (Spain), 20-23 September 2011. Organised by the IEA SolarPACES programme and hosted by CIEMAT, this major event will offer a forum for industry, research, politics and financing stakeholders to meet leading world experts within the framework of a scientific conference programme. Visit the conference website. The SolarPACES programme is an IEA international collaboration.
• Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Workshop on the Recycling of Batteries, Hoboken (Belgium), 26-27 September 2011. Sponsored by the Electrochemistry Task X of the IEA Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (IA-HEV), this workshop is designed to bring together representatives from governments, battery manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, and recyclers to discuss the regulatory and technical issues associated with recycling advanced, vehicular batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. Large quantities of these batteries will not enter the recycling process for over a decade, but now is the time to understand the relevant issues and to begin to plan for future recycling. There is no registration fee to attend this workshop, but participation will be limited in order to encourage active discussion. For more information please send your name, organisation, and area of interest to the Operating Agent for this Annex, Dr James Barnes.
• Hydro 2011 Conference and Exhibition - Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, Prague (Czech Republic), 17-19 October 2011. This event will bring together high-level delegations from countries with active hydro development programmes under way to discuss priorities, achievements and challenges. Visit the conference website. Hydro 2011 is supported by IEA Hydropower, one of the IEA international energy technology collaborations.
• 32nd AIVC Conference and 1st TightVent Conference 'Towards Optimal Airtightness Performance', Brussels (Belgium), 12-13 October 2011. Organised by the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), a project within the IEA Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme (ECBCS), this event will aim to facilitate exchanges and progress on building and ductwork airtightness issues. Visit the AIVC website events page.
• 11th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-11), Kyoto (Japan), 18-22 November, 2012. Organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D programme (IEAGHG) and local hosts Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), GHGT-11 will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Centre. The GHGT conference series is the principal international platform for exhibiting and discussing new greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. For more information visit the IEAGHG web pages. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Toby Aiken.
The IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA) has awarded its 2011 Individual Prize to Dr. James M. Ohi, for his vision and leadership in coordinating global development and harmonisation of codes and standards that advance the safe use and market deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This is the second award of the IEA HIA Individual Prize, which is conferred for R&D characterised by technical excellence and harmony in international cooperation that contributes to the understanding and advancement of basic and applied hydrogen science. Consult the Press Release for more information.
The Johannes Linneborn Prize for Achievements in Biomass Development has been awarded to Professor Kai Sipilä, the Executive Committee Member for Finland within IEA Bioenergy. The award recognises his leadership in development of biomass conversion technologies and for promoting biomass as a sustainable energy source within Finland, a leading country in bioenergy in the European Union and worldwide for more than 25 years.
The IEA Heat Pump Programme (HPP) has announced the 2011 recipients of the Ritter von Rittinger Medal, an award which recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of international collaboration in research, policy development, market development and applications for energy-efficient heat pumping technologies. Awarded every three years, the recipients for 2011 are Professor Per-Erling Frivik of Trondheim, Norway; Professor Hermann Halozan of Graz, Austria; and Mr. John D. Ryan of Bethesda, Maryland (U.S.). To learn more about the award recipients and their work see the announcement.
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