SEED conference

International Conference on the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Development (SEED) is an international event addressed to scientists, professional engineers and engineering students from all over the world. It covers topics related to sustainable energy development and environmental protection, including non-renewable and renewable energy sources and technologies, green energy and economy, environmental policy and management, modelling, simulation and optimization of energy systems, etc.

The conference aims to give the opportunity to present and publish their work, discuss, exchange ideas and knowledge as well as network for future collaborations.

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Scope of the conference

The scope of the conference covers the area of sustainable energy and environmental development, including the following topics:

  • Primary energy sources and technologies
  • Renewable energy sources and technologies (solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, wave and ocean energy)
  • Alternative fuels (nuclear, hydrogen, electro-fuels, power to gas)
  • Renewable heat and electricity generation systems
  • Thermal power plants (clean coal, combined cycles, advanced cycles, carbon capture and utilization, nuclear)
  • Advanced energy conversion systems (fuel cells, thermoelectricity, ORC, waste/excess heat recycling, thermoacoustic, piezoelectric, etc.)
  • Energy storage (heat/cold storage, hydrogen storage, compressed air storage, batteries, water storage)
  • Energy efficiency (smart appliances, labelling and standards, eco-design, energy-saving, passive and nearly zero energy buildings; smart buildings; new technologies in road, aviation and maritime transportation; hybrid, plug in hybrid, solar and compressed-air vehicles)
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration, polygeneration
  • Distributed generation and smart grids
  • Modelling, simulation and optimization of energy systems
  • Measurements, automation and monitoring in energy systems
  • Energy system analysis (energy planning, smart energy systems and networks, 100% renewable energy systems, island energy systems, electrification of transport, long term demand planning, etc.)
  • Energy policy (security of supply, climate change mitigation, energy transition, renewable energy support schemes, energy efficiency policy)
  • Energy markets (market/price coupling, modelling, demand response, retail markets, net metering, fuel switch)
  • Energy sustainability in politics and economy (long term planning, sustainable development goals, security and sustainability, community and citizen participation in the energy transition)
  • Green economy (circular economy, low carbon development and economy, resource efficiency, environmental economics, sustainability economics)
  • Sustainability in the aspect of the environmental protection
  • Biofuels and biorefineries (biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, second and third generation biofuels, waste to biofuels, algae, anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, torrefaction, coproduction, etc.)
  • Environmental protection in energy management systems
  • Waste and wastewaters treatment (avoiding waste, recycling, waste to energy, anaerobic digestion, gasification, pyrolysis, RDF/SRF, mechanical biological treatment, mechanical heat treatment, plasma arc waste disposal)
  • The role of transport in shaping the quality of the environment (land, air and maritime)
  • Modelling for pollution avoidance and energy efficiency (air pollution spreading, water pollution spreading, combustion modelling)
  • Emission markets (emission trading system, cap and trade, transport participation)
  • Environmental policy and management (waste management, wastewater management, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, air pollution policy, water pollution policy, haze pollution and avoidance, particulates pollution and avoidance, environment management systems)
  • Source apportionment of pollution related with energy production processes