Farewell to energy experts

On Wednesday November 2nd the 69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69) concluded in festive manner and 21 experts from 18 countries were looking back at four weeks with CIPSEM, but also ahead towards their challenges back home. Good luck SC69 – and all the best!

photos by Tamara Karp

Exploring heat and electricity generation from scrap wood

Today, after an introductory lecture on thermal treatment of waste, we went to see some practical applications. One group visited a coupled heat and power plant operated by STEAG New Energies. It is fuelled completely by chips of scrap wood supplied mainly by local waste management companies and is thus compensated under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). We were given a very clear explanation of the technical and logistical set-up and a huge number of questions were patiently answered.