Programme and presentations

8h30 – 09h00 Welcome

9h00 – 09h30 Official Opening

Opening speeches

  • Joël Bertrand, Director General for Science of CNRS
  • Virginie Schwarz, Deputy Director General of ADEME
  • Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences – UNESCO09h30 – 10h00Introductory session : renewable energy at the global scale

    Wolfgang Palz, Chairman World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE): review on 40 years of experience

    Christine Lins, Executive Secretary for the Renewable Energy Global Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21): the status of renewable energy worldwide

    Paolo Frankl, Head Renewable Energy Division. International Energy Agency (IEA): world renewable energy outlook by 2030 and 2050

    Frank Wouters, Deputy Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA): Renewable Energy, changing perspectives

    10h10 – 11h20

    Session I Part 1. The scientific and technical developments of renewable energies, which perspectives for the industrial sector by 2030 and 2050?

    This session will present cross-views of the scientific and industrial state of the art of the different sectors of renewable energies and their development prospects by 2030 and 2050. This first part will be devoted to solar and wind industry.

    Chair – Daniel Lincot, Research Director at CNRS

    I. Solar Energy


    The Silicon sector : Richard Swanson, Founder of Sunpower (USA)

    Thin layer sectors: Prof. Dr. Ayodhya Tiwari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurick, (Switzerland)

    Concentrating Solar Power technologies

    High Concentration Photovoltaics (CPV): Prof. Dr. Masafumi Yamaguchi, Toyota Technology Institute (Japan)

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP): Gilles Flamant, Director of PROMES, CNRS

    II. Wind Energy

    Wind Energy in Denmark and Technology Transfer : Preben Maegaard, Director of the Volkecenter for Renewable Energy (Denmark)

    R&D Roadmap for Wind Energy by 2030/2050 in Europe: Georges Kariniotakis, PERSEE Centre, MinesParistech (France)

    11h40 – 13h10

    Session I Part 2, the scientific and technical developments of renewable energies, which perspectives for the industrial sector by 2030 and 2050?

    This session will present cross-views of the scientific and industrial state of the art of the different sectors of renewable energies and their development prospects by 2030 and 2050. This second part will be devoted to Biomass, Marine and Geothermal Energies.

    Chair – Alain Dollet, Scientific Deputy Director at CNRS for the Energy Sector

    I. Biomass and Bioenergy (biofuels, heat and electricity)

    World Perspectives: Claude Roy, President of the “bio-economist Club” and member of the General Council of Agriculture, Food and Rural Areas (CGAAER).

    The Case of Brazil : Caroline Rayol, Bioenergies and Resources Project Manager, French biorefinery competitiveness cluster, (ex. Adviser for Analysis and Management of Government Policies on Bioenergy Presidency of Republic of Brazil, Executive Office),

    Biomass and Biofuels : Jean Luc Duplan, Biomass Manager, IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN)

    II. Marine Energies

    The development of renewable marine energies in France: Marc Boeuf, R&D Director, France Energies Marines,

    III. Geothermal Energy

    Geothermal Energies in Europe : Burkard Sanner, President of the European Geothermal Energy Council (Germany)

    Overview of the geothermal sector in France, the case of the Alsace Region: Jean-Jacques Graff, President of “Electricité de Strasbourg Géothermie” (ESG)

    IV. Which prospects in the medium and long term?

    2030/2050 forecast, beyond technology deployments : Anne Varet, Director of Research and Prospective of ADEME

    14h15 – 15h15

    Session II, what measures need to be taken for deploying renewable energy?

    Economic, technological, regulatory or societal factors are impeding the development of renewable energies. Beyond technological obstacles, several actions have to be undertaken: assessment of the cost-benefit of new uses, design of new economic tools and suitable business models, improve in the diffusion processes of innovation. To what extent can these new products and services be adopted by users? What are the governance processes enabling the deployment of these systems? What new forms of organisation are needed to ensure effective operation?

    Chair – Rémi Chabrillat, Director of Production and Sustainable Energies of ADEME

    [turquoise]I. Renewable Energies Integration and Storage[/turquoise]

    Integrating Renewable Energy onto the Smart Grid : technology, economic and organisational challenges: Nouredine Hadjsaid, Professor at INP Grenoble, G2Elab laboratory (CNRS)

    Electricity storage, the case of electrochemical storage: Jean-Marie Tarascon, Professor at University of Picardie, Director of RS2E network, Member of the French Academy of Sciences (France)

    Hydrogen storage and Fuel Cells: Thierry Priem, Program Director at the Institute for New Energy Technologies, CEA/LITEN (France)

    II. Towards Circular Economy

    Raw materials and strategic metals : Olivier Vidal, Coordinator of EU Program Era-net ERAMIN

    III. Return of Experiences

    The Case of Germany : Franz Alt, Journalist, Specialist of Renewable Energies

    The case of France : Jean-Louis Bal, President of the Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER)

    15h15- 16h15

    Session III, how to encourage future development of renewables to meet universal access to energy?

    This round-table will explore the role of renewable energies to meet the global challenges of universal access to energy and address the following issues: how to promote investment in renewable energy in developing countries? Which transfers of technical know-how and sharing of best practices?

    Chair – Dominique Campana, Director of International Affairs of ADEME

    I. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    UNEP experience in deploying renewable energy and low carbon technology in developing countries: Dr Zitouni Ould-Dada, Head of Technology Unit of the UNEP DTIE Energy Branch

    II. The Experiences of National and Regional Programs

    Renewable energy perspectives in the Mediterranean countries- the Mediterranean Solar Plan: Houda Allal, Director General of the Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME)

    The Regional Program of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE): Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE.

    III. Funding Mechanisms and Capacity Building

    Financing of renewable energy projects: Michael Eckhart, Director General, Citygroup (USA)

    Renewable Energies Support Programmes in developing countries: Christian de Gromard, Energy Project Officer at the French Development Agency (AFD).


    Session IV, Synthesis and Proposals

  • Osman Benchik
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