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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.


Language: English

Thursday, 27/06/19

11:00 – 12:00   „Welcome Reception“, registration, get-together with some drinks and sandwiches
                            luggage drop-off

12:00 – 12:30   Welcome address by the president of the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule
                           Amberg-Weiden (UAS), Prof. Dr. Andrea Klug

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 for 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 for 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 Technology Centre/UWB Pilsen
                             "CFD Simulations of ORC Turbines"

                             Ing. Petr 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

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

Friday, 28/06/19

09:00 – 09:15    Welcome back, conclusion of the first day, Marian Mure, Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Weiß

09:15 – 09:45    Presentation "Enterprise Europe Network"
                            Dr. Sonja Angloher-Reichelt, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nürnberg

09:45 – 10:15   Time for pitching: companies, researchers present very briefly their ideas, projects, competences and requirements

10:00 – 11:00    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 B. Eng., OTH Regensburg
                            "Recent investigations of an ICE + ORC combination focusing on cycle and expander

                            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

Registration Form ORC seminar

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