SAVE THE DATE: EU Cooperation & Closing Event

SAVE THE DATE: EU Cooperation & Closing Event

HORIZON-STE partners are delighted to invite you to the EU Cooperation & Closing Event, which will take place at Hotel HILTON Brussels Grand Place (and via Webex), on 14 September 2022 from 09.50 till 16.30. The purpose of this event is to:

  1. Briefly present the main findings and recommendations of our project from both the R&I and the industry perspective; and
  2. Have panel discussions about the potential developments around concentrated solar – having in mind the current energy policy situation in Europe that has dramatically changed after the COVID period and was amplified by the invasion of Ukraine and could not be yet anticipated/covered during the project.

Three panel discussions will be held looking at the present and future of CSP/CST from a different angle:

  1. The policy perspective, with focus on CSP’s role in reducing EU’s dependency on Russian gas;
  2. The industrial perspective, with focus on national interests for potential uses of CSP/CST; and
  3. The R&I perspective, with emphasis on collaboration at EU and global level.

Below you can find draft programme & information about the speakers and more. For your registration to the event, please follow the link.

09.30 Welcome Coffee
09.50Opening address by J.L. Martinez Dalmau, ESTELA President
10.00Project HORIZON-STE: Project objectives & main lessons learnt (Marcel Bial, Secretary General ESTELA)
10.15Findings from R&I perspective in countries of focus
Presenters: Julian Blanco/Eduardo Zarza (CIEMAT), Peter Heller (DLR), Simona De Iuliis (ENEA), Derek Baker/Yelda Erden Topal (METU)
10.45Findings from industry perspective in countries of focus
Presenter: Marcel Bial (ESTELA)
11.15Coffee Break
11.30Integrated findings and recommendations
Presenter: Marcel Bial (ESTELA)
12.15Institutional framework
Panellists: DG ENER*, Cristina Trueba (IWG CSP), Piero de Bonis (DG RTD), João Bernardo (DGEG, Portugal)* and Pablo Ralon (IRENA)
Moderator: Marcel Bial (ESTELA)
13.15Lunch break
14.15R&I perspective
Panellists: Julian Blanco (CIEMAT-PSA), Simona de Iuliis (ENEA), Eduardo Zarza (CIEMAT-PSA), Peter Heller (DLR), Derek Baker (METU) and EERA JP CSP*
Moderator: Mark Schmitz (Flagsol Engineering GmbH)
15.15Industry perspective
Panellists: Gonzalo Martin Barrera (Protermosolar), Mark Schmitz (Flagsol Engginering GmbH), Jeroen Van Schijndel (Rioglass), Lorraine Devouton (ENGIE), José Alfonso Nebrera (ACS Industria) and Pedro Cabanillas (John Cockerill Group)
Moderator: Bérénice Crabs (ESTELA)

* attendance to be confirmed