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Recent ORC Research and Applications in Central and Eastern Europe

Since its foundation 25 years ago, our university has been researching and developing sustainable energy solutions. In 2012, we officially launched our Centre of Excellence for Cogeneration Technologies (CeCoGen). Organic Rankine Cycles, in particular ORC expanders, have been and continue to be one of our main areas of activity. Due to our geographical location in northeast Bavaria, we attach particular importance to research and development partnerships in central and eastern Europe.

In the meantime we are quite proud of our ORC network with research institutions and companies in the Czech Republic, Poland and of course Bavaria. In order to maintain these partnerships and above all to find new partners, we would like to invite you to our ORC seminar on 27th and 28th June 2019 at OTH Amberg-Weiden in Amberg.

See here for the invitation sent to partner organisations on 21 February 2019.


Emergency Mobile Number

Should you need any assistance or get a hold of us during the ORC Workshop, you can call us via +49 (0)1799252022 or +49 (0)17620030152


Language: English

Thursday, 27/06/19  - MBUT building (Lab B82, 310, DEPRAG, Mensa/Wintergarten)

11:00 - 12:00

„Welcome Reception“, registration, get-together with some drinks and sandwiches luggage drop-off;

Lab B82

12:00 - 12:30

Welcome address by the president of the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (UAS), Prof. Dr. Andrea Klug;

MBUT 310

12:30 - 12:45 Introduction of the OTH Competence Centre Bavaria – Central and Eastern Europe, Marian Mure
12:45 - 13:15 Introduction of the Centre of Excellence for Cogeneration Technologies,
Dipl.-Ing. Raphael Lechner M.Sc.
13:15 - 14:00 Invited speech: "The Organic Rankine Cycle – a journey through time from its historical milestones to its future role in our energy system",                          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Brüggemann, Centre of Energy Technology/University Bayreuth
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee break with open discussion
14:30 - 16:00  Five Presentations – University and industry partners will introduce their ORC research and developments, their competencies, their needs and expectations

Dr. Florian Heberle, Centre of Energy Technology/University Bayreuth
"From cycle efficiency to physical property – comprehensive analysis of ORC working fluids by theoretical and experimental methods"

Dr. Piotr Klonowicz, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
"Turbomachinery Expertise at IMP Gdansk"

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Florian Stadler, UAS Viechtach
"ORCODILE – customised waste heat recovery solutions"

Ing. Tomáš Syka, Ph.D.,  New Technologies Research Centre/UWB Pilsen
"CFD Simulations of ORC Turbines"

 Ing. Václav Novotný, University Centre of Energy Efficient Buildings/CTU Prague
 "Micro CHP commercialisation, 3D printed turboexpanders and other ORC development at the CTU"
16:00 - 18:00  Short excursion to DEPRAG SCHULZ GMBH u. CO. Amberg
 "Development, manufacturing and application of the "Green Energy Turbine", Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Josef Hauer
18:00 - 19:00 Free time for a walk through the medieval old town back to university
19:00 - 22:00

Common dinner – "Bavarian Evening"  on OTH Campus or in the winter garden of our canteen (depending on weather)
Dinner speech “William John Macquorn Rankine – the man who understood the steam engine” by Marian Mure

Lab B82

Accommodation in close distance to the university provided (see application form).

Friday, 28/06/19 - MBUT building 310

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome back, conclusion of the first day, Marian Mure, Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Weiß

MBUT 310

9:15 - 9:45 Presentation "Enterprise Europe Network"
Dr. Sonja Angloher-Reichelt, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nürnberg
9:45 - 10:15  Time for pitching: companies, researchers present very briefly their ideas, projects, competences and requirements
10:15 - 11:15 ORC research of OTH and partners
Ing. Lukáš Richter, UWB Pilsen & Julius Seidler M.Sc., OTH Amberg - Weiden
"Development of an ORC screw expander"
Albert Biber M.Sc., OTH Regensburg
"Process Design for an ORC-ICE Combination - Focusing on the Dynamic Behavior of the Heat Source"

Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Weiß, OTH Amberg-Weiden
"Recent and current ORC turbine developments at OTH Amberg-Weiden"
11:15 - 12:00 Speed dating "New Project Ideas"
12:00 - 12:30  Conclusion & closing, Marian Mure, Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Weiß
12:30 - 13:30 Farewell snack & beverages
13:30 - 14:30  Optional – guided laboratory tour

Participation in this event is free of charge, however numbers are limited. Participants from our partner universities in CEE can apply for a travel grant (here also numbers are limited).

Registration deadline: 31/03/19

If you encounter difficulties or have questions, you can contact us via the following e-mail: orc@oth-aw.de

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