Advances in Energy Transition
With this year's topic "Advances in Energy Transition", the 8th MSE Colloquium took place on 19 July 2018, 8.30 am to 9.00 pm in the TUM-Quantum in Garching Hochbrück.
As in previous years, the variety of research activities of the Bavarian Universities was presented in 15 lectures as well as more than 80 scientific posters. With more than 180 participants the 8th MSE Colloquium was a great success and brought together scientists from various disciplines. The best lectures and posters were awarded the MSE TUM.ENERGY Award 2018: Simon Schaper was honored for the best Oral Presentation, Matthias Hotz for the best Poster.
We thank all the participants for the lively and great atmosphere, as well as the great contributions on a high scientific level!
Looking forward to see you at the 9th Energy Colloquium in 2019!
In 2017, more than 85% of the added electricity production capacity in Europe was based on renewable sources. With increasing shares of wind, solar, biomass and hydropower, the transition within the energy systems is moving forward. Hence, the electricity sector plays a leading role in ensuring minimal environmental impact, reliability of energy supply and achieving this at minimum cost. Currently, energy science and technology are facing manifold serious challenges in order to propose sustainable solutions. Amongst these are: the intermittent nature and only local disposability and/or exploitability of different kinds of renewable energy sources, the development of large-scale energy storage, as well as the handling of the remaining fossil heat and power plants. New concepts and integral views are necessary in energy science and engineering to reduce primary energy consumption and to propose a sustainable development for large energy consumers such as the mobility and the building sector.
The annual colloquium of the Munich School of Engineering, a cross-faculty institution, highlights the diversity of research activities on energy related topics, done by Bavarian universities. The goal is to connect disciplines, faculties and universities and nurture knowledge and research, as well as to provide a platform for discussion and exchange. The 8th Energy Colloquium of the Munich School of Engineering focusses on new concepts and methodologies used in energy science and engineering.