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UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Renewable Energy Programme Evaluation of the Energy Research In Finland 1999 - 2005 31.05.2006, University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä.

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1 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Renewable Energy Programme Evaluation of the Energy Research In Finland , University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä

2 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 University of Jyväskylä - International Science University 2nd largest in Finland in terms of number of M.Sc. degrees granted Eight Centers of Excellence (two shared) Seven faculties (Natural Science, Social Sciences, Economics,…) & nine institutes 2500 employers, students Founded in 1934

3 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Faculty of Mathematics and Science Departments of Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry and Physics 47 professors, 440 staff, c.a students Four centers of excellency (two shared) Accelerator physics, heavy ion cyclotron Nanoscience Center, 12 professors, 80 senior researchers and Ph.D students Renewable Energy Program, 5 professors, 8 staff Jyväskylä Summer School, all science disciplines + information technology, annually since 1991 Participant or co-ordinator of 20 national Graduate Schools

4 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Energy Research in JYU Long history, related to local core industry: energy efficiency in forest industry, peat processing, black liquor recovery, biogas research Co-operation with local actors e.g. Metso Oyj, Vapo Oy, VTT (Energy, Jyväskylä), Jyväskylä Science Park Oy Renewable Energy (RE) Study and Research program launched in Jan 2003

5 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 RE Program - Profile & Vision Focus on renewable energy areas that have received little attention in Finland and on promotion of use of renewables on regional and national level Multidisciplinary approach combining technical, economical, environmental and social aspects, unique in Finland Focus on globally growing energy sectors –biomass, biogas,  CHP, pellets, biodiesel –solar energy, electricity, heat –wind energy –environmental heat –integrated systems, hydrogen –evaluation of the energy chains, LCAs

6 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Co-operation and important relations VTT (Energy, Jyväskylä): Bioenergy Research centre shared research director, combustion of biomass Jyväskylä Science Park, regional utilization and commercialization of renewable energy Companies, PVO Oy (CO 2 -recovery), VAPO Oy (field drying of biomass, HT-NERCO Oy (  -CHP), Jyväskylä Energy Oy (hydrogen production and storage), Eskimo Ask (renewables in real estate investments) Advisor to preparatory committees of the Finnish Parliament and ministry of Trade and Commerce

7 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Joint program between Central Finland and Southern Botnia supported by regional EU development funds

8 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Renewable Energy Program Staff: 5 professors, 2 research directors, 4 researchers, coordinator, laboratory engineer 59 M.Sc. students: master thesis topics from industries & companies, regional development organization 10 PhD students, including 2 (out of 5) of Graduate School of Energy Technology (funded by Academy of Finland): themes

9 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Educational and Research organizations -VTT Processes, Jyväskylä* -Helsinki University of Technology -Technical University of Tampere -University of Vaasa -Jyväskylä polytechnic; Institute for natural resources -Vasa Yrkeshögskola (polytechnic) -Seinäjoki polytechnic Companies -VAPO Oy* -Jyväskylä Energy Oy* -Jyväskylän Science Park OY* -Moventas Oy -HT-Enerco Oy -Keuruun energiatekniikka Oy -Keskimaa Osk* -Viitasaaren Lämpö OY* -Merinova Oy, Vaasa* -Tulikivi Oy -Ala-Talkkari Oy -Genano Oy Cities and townships Jyväskylä*, Seinäjoki Jkl:n maalaiskunta*, Keuruu* Äänekoski*, Konnevesi*, Hankasalmi* Viitasaari*, Saarijärvi*, * supporting financially Partners of Renewable Energy Program

10 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 M.Sc. Training in Renewable Energy Program 2. Environment (Biology and environmental study students) ‘Environmental impacts of energy production’ 5-15 students/y, 21 students 1. Technology (Phys, Chem, Math.-Statistics students) ‘Physics, chemistry and simulation of RE energy technology’ students/y, 25 students 3. Socio-economy (social sciences and economy students) ‘Energy economy and -policy’ 3-5 students/y, 13 students Total 59 students

11 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Biogas production and upgrading technology Prof. Jukka Rintala -Biomass combustion Research Director Martti Aho -Hydrogen technology Research Director Mohanlal Kohle - Solar energy Prof. Jouko Korppi-Tommola -Sosio-economic studies Prof. Hanna-Leena Pesonen Prof. Marja Järvelä

12 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Individual Topics in Energy Research Bioenergy: - Small scale combustion - Particle emissions - Biomethane and biohydrogen Solar energy - DSSC, silicon PV - Heat collectors Integrated systems - ABC service station - Solar and wind based H 2 production, storage and use Economics Social Environmental issues - Disposal of by-products - Emission control - Sustainability of biomass production - GHG impacts Other related projects on campus Black liquor combustion Nuclear safety Communication

13 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Funding and managing of the Program -Program is managed by a directory board consisting of the responsible professors and active staff, meeting twice a month -The program is a joint effort of Faculties of Mathematics and Science, School of Economics and Social Sciences.

14 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 Future goals set to Energy Research at the University of Jyväskylä  MW scale pilot biogas reactor  Ton scale local biodiesel demonstration  Testing and commercializing the  CHP system  Development of a next generation dye sensitized solar cell  Development of 10 kW solar and wind based hydrogen storage and fuel cell system, reliable models for extension to MW scale  Socio-Economic studies of implementation of renewables  Increased activity in exporting RE teaching in developing countries  Increased co-operation with European and Asian players  Become a leading RE teaching and research unit in Finland

15 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 2006 a vision from a physics professor


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