Researchers from the BEST project participated in the WE-Heraeus-Seminar "Process Integration, Chemical and Thermal Energy Storage for the Energy Transformation", which took place online from 22 to 24 March, 2021. During this webinar, Prof. Francesco Contino was invited to give a lecture on the results of his research group on...

The Workshop, which took place on February 24, 2021 via TEAMS, allowed the H2GridLab project consortium and the BEST consortium to discuss the H2GridLab project. Indeed, this project aims to create of a National Living Lab to study the practicality of a potential conversion to hydrogen in Belgium with an...

Webinar "Methanol: a sustainable, scalable, storable energy carrier" on November 5th, 2020 - organized by Prof. Sebastian Verhelst A JOINT INITIATIVE BY LUND UNIVERSITY AND THE FASTWATER CONSORTIUM During the workshop, experts from academia and industry discussed questions such as: How much "green" methanol is being produced today, what can...

Second BERA Workshop on Bioenergy - October 22nd, 2020 “Advances in stationary biomass applications” organized by Prof. Julien Blondeau (VUB) Martin Colla (UCLouvain-VUB) presented his ongoing work entitled: “The role of biomass for the Belgian energy transition – Focus on lignocellulosic feedstock”: Here is the presentation: Biomass for the Belgian...

Xavier Rixhon (UCLouvain) presented his work during the 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems, organized by Aalborg University and Energy Cluster Denmark, on 6-7 October 2020. https://smartenergysystems.eu/: The role of electro-energy carriers under uncertainties for Belgian energy transition Wind and solar energies, per se, present a time and space...

Cyril Cousein

Cyril Cousein graduated in 2020 at Ghent University in Electromechanical Engineering with main subject Electrical Power Engineering. During his internship at Hydrogenics Europe he worked on a model of the power electronic of the hydrogen generators. For his thesis, he developed a topology for Four-Wire converters to stabilise the midpoint...

Paolo Thiran

Paolo Thiran graduated from EPL (UCLouvain) in June 2020 as an electromechanical engineer specialized in energy. During his master's, he had the opportunity to do an exchange at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he deepened his knowledge about energy systems. For his master’s thesis, he worked on modeling...

Antoine Verhaeghe

Antoine Verhaeghe graduated as mechanical engineer specialized in energy systems in 2020 at University of Mons. During his master thesis, he implemented adaptive mesh refinement for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent combustion in combustion chamber of Micro Gas Turbines. This allowed to predict more accurately combustion products while reducing...

Panagiotis Varelas

Panagiotis Varelas graduated from University of Thessaly, in Greece with a Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Egnineering in 2016. His Master thesis was focused on a computational approach for the comparison of heuristic algorithms in the field of Bionformatics. After his graduation, his interest in the energy sector and...

Matteo Savarese

Matteo Savarese graduated in Chemical Engineering at Università di Pisa (Italy) in 2020. He worked on his Master Thesis at the Aero-Thermo-Mechanic department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles during an exchange program, where he developed a dynamical model, suited for control system design, of a MILD combustion furnace, combining...

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