News and updates

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...

  Some researchers from the BEST project are also involved in the H2020 FLEXnCONFU project. FLEXibilize combined cycle power plant through Power-to-X solutions using non-CONventional FUels (FLEXnCONFU) is a research project funded by Horizon2020 EU’s research and innovation programme (GA 884157), with the goal to develop and demonstrate innovative, economically...

Researchers from the BEST project attended the WE-Heraeus Seminar "Fuels, Processes, and Combustion Physics in the Energy Transformation", 8-12 March 2020, in Germany (maybe the last conference before lockdown).They presented their latest results on chemical energy carriers and their impacts on the overall energy system.Here are the presentations and posters they...

Kick-off Meeting of the BEST project The kick-off meeting was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, in Brussels, at the University Foundation (Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1000 Brussels). Agenda 8:30     Registration 9:00     Welcome Welcome by Hervé Jeanmart (UCLouvain), coordinator of the BEST project Welcome by Aline Guilmot, FPS Economy Welcome...

BEST overall structure

WP1 This work provides a global model of the energy system and how to optimize it. Through two main tasks, it will answer the questions:   How much liquid and gaseous energy carriers do we need to feed the Belgian energy system during and after the transition?   What are the most economic...