2018 Berlin Science Week

Shaping the Future of Energy

Monday, November 5, 2018
10:00h - 15:15h
The Embassy of Canada in Berlin

Registration for this event is closed. 

The BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to inspire a deeper understanding of our world.

In partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Future Energy Systems is hosting a special event exploring the future of energy in Canada and around the world.

The event will showcase some of our leading research in solar, geothermal, bioenergy, land and water reclamation and system-wide assessments of energy.

A panel will also discuss the success of global energy research partnerships, highlighting the University of Alberta's successful research relationships in Germany with the Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association and RWTHAachen.


Event Program


9:15h  Doors Open

Coffee and light refreshments will be served

10:00h – 10:15h  Welcome and Introduction

Canadian Embassy, Berlin and Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta

10:15h – 10:35h  Keynote – Future Energy Systems 

¤ M. Anne Naeth
Future Energy Systems - Shaping the Future of Energy

10:35h – 12:00h  Research Presentations

¤ Dominic Sauvageau
A Complete Carbon Approach to Using Biomass for Bioenergy: Converting Everything from Sugars to Methane 

¤ Steve Bergens 
Solar Fuels from Carbon Dioxide, Sunlight, and Water. A Collaborative Effort

¤ Jonathan Banks 
Geothermal Energy Research in a Continental-scale Laboratory

¤ Lori Thorlakson 
From Innovation to Climate Action: Research on Ideas and Policy Pathways

¤ Amit Kumar 
Integrated Assessment of Future Energy Systems

12:00h – 13:30h  Networking Luncheon

Posters on Future Energy Systems research areas will be on display

13:30h – 15:00h - Panel Discussion

Global Research for Global Issues, tangible outcomes in international energy research & partnerships. 

15:00h – 15:15h  Closing Remarks

15:15h – 16:00h  'Kaffee und Kuchen' Reception