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.

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Screenshot of the ceremony: Eduarda Zoghbi, moderator (top left), Thibaut Wissocq, 1st place winner (top right), Marius Dechand, 3rd place winner (bottom left), Yannick Wack, 2nd place winner (bottom right).

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