9th International DHC+ Student Awards
On the 4th of May, during the first ever Virtual Euroheat & Power Congress, the winners of the 9th International DHC+ Student Awards presented their research outcomes and received international recognition. The session “Passing the Ball to the Next Generation: Co-Creating the New DHC” was moderated by Eduarda Zoghbi, a Youth Climate Leaders Fellow.
This year, the Evaluation Committee received applications from 9 European countries. A high-level jury composed of DHC+ member representatives from industry and academia carefully selected the top three submissions:
- 1st place winner: Thibaut Wissocq (MINES ParisTech, FR) – Paper on Multiperiod MILP for heat network design including thermal storages and individual interest consideration: an application for DHN and waste heat recovery
- 2nd place winner: Yannick Wack (VITO / KU Leuven, BE) – Paper on Automated design of District Heating Networks through topology optimization
- 3rd place winner: Marius Dechand (Hanzehogeschool Groningen, NL) – Paper on Economic potential of sustainable district heating networks in the EU: Quantification and comparison of financial-economic frameworks in selected EU countries
Winners will also publish their articles in the International EuroHeat&Power Magazine (issue III-IV 2021).
The DHC+ Technology Platform and the organising committee of the DHC+ Student Awards would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s DHC+ Student Award!
An initiative supported by:
IEA DHC – International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power