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AWARDS

The Awards Committee of the SDEWES Conference has decided to grant awards in four categories:

  1. Honorary award for the distinguished contribution to the SDEWES conference,
  2. Best paper(s),
  3. Best poster(s),
  4. Loyalty award for most loyal participant.

The criteria for the awards are:

  • Best paper
    1. Relevance to the conference
    2. Significance to the conference topics
    3. Originality of the paper
    4. Contribution to the state of knowledge
    5. Technical quality
    6. Presentation quality

AWARDS FROM THE 2014 9th MED SDEWES Conference held in Venice - Istanbul

The Honorary award for distinguished contribution to the SDEWES conference went to:

Prof. Ivo Šlaus


The award for Best paper has been granted to: (in no particular order)

Branimir Škugor
"Dynamic Programming-based Optimisation of Charging an Electric Vehicle Fleet System Represented by an Aggregate Battery Model"
co-authored by: Joško Deur


Behnam Zakeri
"Maximum Feasible Renewable Energy for Finland and Related Techno-Economic Implications"
co-authored by: Sanna Syri and Samuli Rinne


Leif Gustavsson
"Dynamic Impacts of Forest Residues on Primary Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
co-authored by: Sylvia Haus, Carina Ortiz, Roger Sathre and Truong Nguyen


The award for Best poster has been granted to: (in no particular order)

Veera Gnaneswar Gude
"Sustainable Algal Microbial Desalination Cells"
co-authored by: Bahareh Kokabian


Şiir Kilkiş
"Energy System Analysis Tool for Exergy Transition Planning in Pilot Net-Zero Exergy Districts"


Michael Walmsley
"California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires 33% renewable electricity generation by 2020 - Dream or Reality?"
co-authored by: Timothy Walmsley and Martin Atkins


The Loyalty award for devoted participation in the series of the SDEWES conferences went to:

Dr. Iva Kovačić

AWARDS FROM THE 2014 1st SEE SDEWES Conference held in Ohrid, Macedonia

Three awards have been granted during the 1st SEE SDEWES Conference in Ohrid, one in each of the following categories:

  • Best paper
  • Best South East Europe paper
  • Best student paper

The award for Best paper has been granted to:

Wojciech Kostowski
"Energy and Exergy Recovery in a Natural Gas Compressor Station – A Technical and Economic Analysis"
co-authored by: Jacek Kalina and Paweł Bargiel


The award for Best South East Europe paper has been granted to:

Mirko Stojiljković
"Greenhouse Gasses Emission Assessment in Residential Sector through Buildings Simulations and Operation Optimizations"
co-authored by: Marko Ignjatović and Goran Vučković


The award for Best student paper has been granted to:

Simon Parkinson
"Incorporating Climate Change Resiliency into British Columbia's Long-term Electricity Resource Strategy"
co-authored by: Ned Djilali

AWARDS FROM THE 2013 8th SDEWES Conference held in Dubrovnik

The Honorary award for exceptional contribution to regional outreach of the SDEWES conference and successful cooperation between the Thermal Science journal and the Conference went to:

Prof. Simeon Oka


The award for Best paper of the SDEWES2013 conference went to: (in no particular order)

Michael Walmsley, Timothy Walmsley, Martin Atkins
"Carbon Emissions Reduction and Net Energy Generation Analysis in the New Zealand Electricity Sector through to 2050"

Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, Carmen Lee Kar Mun, Kim Yau Lee, Zainuddin Manan, Duncan M. Fraser
"Targeting the Maximum Heat Recovery For Systems With Heat Losses and Heat Gains"

Sanja Kalambura, Nives Jovičić*, Dejan Kalambura, Ana Špehar, Nives Jovičić
"Sustainable Energy Recovery of slaughter house waste"

Jose Maria Ponce-Ortega, Luis Lira, Medardo Serna-González, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
"Optimal Design of Process Energy Systems Integrating Sustainability Considerations"

Manuel Welsch, Mark Howells, Mohammad Hesamzadeh, Brian O Gallachoir, Paul Deane
"Enhancing Flexibility in Energy System Models - Incorporating short-term constraints into long-term models"


The Best poster award for an outstanding poster presentation of the submission entitled of the SDEWES2013 conference went to:
(in no particular order)

Milan Milutinović, Nenad Kranjčević, Joško Deur
"Multi-mass Dynamic Model of a Variable-length Tether Used in a High Altitude Wind Energy System"

Chun-Han Ko, Bing-Yuan Yang, Ya-Nan Wang, Wen-Hua Chen, Wen-Song Hwang, Yuan-Po Yang, Ming-Hsun Cheng, Hsin-Tai Chen
"Potential of bioethanol production from Taiwanese chenopod (Chenopodium formosanum)"

Hon Loong Lam, Chun Hsion Lim, Wendy Pei Qin Ng
"Novel Biomass Classification with Element-Value Method"


The Loyalty award for his devoted participation in the series of the SDEWES conferences went to:

Prof. Holger Schlör


AWARDS FROM THE 2012 7th SDEWES Conference held in Ohrid, Macedonia

The Honorary award for distinguished contribution to the SDEWES conference went to:

Acad. Jordan Pop-Jordanov


The award for Best paper of the SDEWES2012 conference went to: (in no particular order)

Dan Zhu, Shu Tao, Xinrong Li
"Time Trends of and Effects of Global Climate Chang on Residential Energy Consumption and Emissions of Pollutants"

Elvis Ahmetović, Zdravko Kravanja
"Simultaneous optimization model for the synthesis of heat-integrated process water networks"

Sung Kim
"Improving National Water Management Efficiency for Sustainable Future by Technology Development in the Republic of Korea"

Şiir Kilkiş
"Net-Zero Targets for Increasing Rational Exergy Management in Buildings and Districts"

Anes Kazagić, Izet Smajević, Nihad Hođžić
"Synergy Effects of Co-combustion Coal with Wooden Biomass at 110 MWe Power Station Kakanj Unit 5"


The Loyalty award for devoted participation in the series of the SDEWES conferences went to:

Dr. Daniel Beysens

AWARDS FROM THE 2011 6th SDEWES Conference held in Dubrovnik

The Honorary award for distinguished contribution to the SDEWES conference went to:

Prof. Naim Afgan was the key person and driving force for starting the Conference in 2002 in Dubrovnik. He was the first chairman of the International Scientific Committee. His contribution has been appreciated and acknowledged by all conference participants during this time. His ideas and international connections assured and directed development of the Conference to the present level.
The Awards Committee has decided to ask Prof. Naim Afgan to accept this award.


The award for Best paper of the SDEWES2011 conference went to: (in no particular order):

*Massimo Moser, Franz Trieb, Tobias Fichter
"Potential of Concentrating Solar Power Plants for the Combined Production of Water and Electricity in MENA Countries"

*Kenny Vanreppelen, Tom Kuppens, Theo Thewys, Sonja Schreurs, Robert Carleer, Jan Yperman
"Activated carbon by co-pyrolysis and steam activation from particle board and melamine formaldehyde resin: production, adsorption properties and techno economic evaluation"

*Aidid Chee Tahir, Rene Banares-Alcantara
"An ontology-based semantic representation of energy policy goals in the optimisation of electricity generation mixes"


The award for Best poster of the SDEWES2011 conference went to:

*Murat Kilic, Murat Akdogan, Esin Apaydin-Varol, Ayşe Eren Putun
"Removal of phenol from aqueous solutions onto activated carbon derived from bean crop waste by chemical activation"


The award consists of a certificate and a fee waiver for the next conference SDEWES13. The Awards Committee reserves the right to grant more than one award in each category, in case of close competition.

AWARDS FROM THE 2009 5th SDEWES Conference held in Dubrovnik

The award for Best paper of the SDEWES2009 Conference went to:

Martina Flörke, Ilona Bärlund, Ellen Teichert
"Future changes of freshwater needs in the electricity production sector: a European study"

Paola Acevedo, Leonardo Acevedo Duarte, Viatcheslav Kafarov
"Joint application of Process System Engineering, Life Cycle Assessment and Economic Evaluation for sustainable biodiesel production from palm and castor oil"

Antonio Valero, Alicia Valero, Amaya Martínez
"A prediction of the exergy loss of world's mineral reserves in the 21st century"

Maarten Krol, Pieter R. van Oel, Marjella J. de Vries, Jose C. de Araujo
"Small reservoirs and sustainable water use under global change"


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