Visionary seminar: 'The opportunities of the renewable energy market'

The visionary seminars are a joint initiative of Leuven.Inc and IMEC. They aim to sensibilize a broad audience on new technologies that will influence our daily life in the years to come.
This seminar is also supported by the Agoria Renewable Energy Club and Generaties.

There is a strong consensus in the scientific world regarding the need to base 50% to 80% of our energy use on zero-emission sources and this at the latest for 2050 - 2100, in order to control widespread climatic problems.
The most important factor of this enormous challenge is the renewable energy technology, which during the next several decennia will probably lead to a double digit growth for this extraordinary economic market.
This visionary workshop develops a strategy on a European and international level, offering handholds from different fields of expertise and market positions to companies wishing to access this growth sector.

Draft program
17h00: Registration participants
17h30: Welcome and introduction: challenges and opportunities: Geert Palmers (CEO, 3E)
17h45: The long term climate and energy policies in Europe: Jos Delbeke (Director, Environment DG,European Commission)
18h15: The electricity network as facilitator of CO²-free sources
Ronnie Belmans (Prof.K.U.Leuven, President Board of Directors Elia)
18h45: Sandwich break
19h15: Next generation renewable energy technologies: Jacques De Ruyck (Prof.VUB) and Alex De Broe (Expert Wind Energy,3E)
19h45: Future electricity supply based 100% on renewable energies: a technically and economically viable climate protection with today's technology
Dr. Gregor Czisch (University Kassel (IEE-RE)
20h25: Market opportunities for the business world
Geert Palmers (CEO 3E, Generations Coordinator)
20h45: Questions and answers
21h15: Closing reception

Practical organisation
Date: Thursday October 25, 2007 (17h15-21h15)
Location: IMEC Auditorium, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven

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