July 20-21, 2020


Paris, France

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Keynote Session:

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Sheikhbakloo Reza

German Sustainable Green Technology, Germany

Title: Advanced solar-powered desiccant air evaporative cooling system


Reza Sheikhbakloo has completed his PhD in sustainable urban development from Bauhaus University of Weimar in Germany. He is the Managing Director of German Sustainable Green Technology – GSGT GmbH. He has more than 15 years experiences in the field of energy researches and petrochemical industries. His research area of interest are sustainable and green technologies, process and system management, energy saving and environmental impact assessment. He has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals and conferences.


The wide-ranging use of air conditioning for cooling and heating in buildings represents a main part of the electricity consumption in the world with approximately 50% of the peak power load needs in summer. Using solar energy as the main green energy source for air conditioning systems can offset electric energy consumption and remove stress on the electricity network, reduce ozone layer destruction, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and also health issues such as respiratory illnesses. This paper will outline an “advanced solarpowered desiccant air evaporative cooling system as
an innovative tri-generation green process (Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Hot water supply)”. This article considers such a passive green process of air conditioning; an open loop desiccant passive system in which thermal energy runs its mechanism. It has the advantage of running on stored energy from solar energy as a “green energy” especially in lower CO2 emissions. This research has developed a solar desiccant cooling system by using of Photovoltaic
thermal (PV/T) technology to provide both electrical and thermal energy. A theoretical model of the tested prototype was developed in TRNSYS. It represents the highest thermal performance COP value (over 1) and lowest heat source operation temperature (around 50-60°C) by low temperature dehumidification approaches include isothermal dehumidification and internally cooled dehumidification. This system can control the sensible and latent heat load separately with air and water as the main heat carrier medium and is a good alternative to compression cooling technology for air dehumidification and cooling application. It would be possible to reduce energy consumption up to 35% less energy consumption
than a compression cooling system in a year.

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Sir Per Ribbing

Uppsala University, Sweden

Title: Dont like it? Dont buy it! How to choose not to have coal power in your sockets


Per Ribbing completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering Physics at Linkoping University, Sweden in 1989. He later entered into the area of Sustainable Development after a close encounter with oil wars. He was the Energy Advisor for the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation 1997-98 and worked with energy matters at the Nordic Eclolabel 2004-2010. He also runs his owned company; Perpetuum Energy & Environment where he is a Public Speaker, Consultant and Educator. At present he is a PhD student at Uppsala University writing his thesis on Climate Change Leadership: the case for electrification. He has arranged monthly speaker pubs (ENVIRONMENTALE) for the NGO Swedish Engineers for Sustainable Development since 1996.


From a solely physical perspective we know that the electromagnetic waves, travelling at the speed of light, transporting electric power from their origin, their point of generation, e.g. a generator in a hydropower station, a wind turbine generator or a photovoltaic solar panel, will superpose on the conducting power lines that we normally call the electric grid or just “the grid”. When waves uperpose they ‘mix’, using a more common word, and there is no way you can tell, at the point of consumption, which wave you are consuming. Is it the power from the hydro power station or the power from the wind turbine generator or is it power from the solar panel? There is no way of physically knowing this and it has not been possible since the early 1900’s when we started connecting local electric grids with transformer stations. Before the entry of transformer stations, in small local electric grids, powered only by
one single generator, the kWh that you consumed was the very same kWh that was produced in your local, separate grid. But, that was the old power system. In the early 1900’s power was pedagogically portrayed as water flowing in pipes, from source to sink, from producer to consumer, from generator to load. That portrayal of electric power as flowing water unfortunately is still in use today. Unfortunately, because it’s wrong. It gives us the false notion that
you cannot choose what power you buy/consume. Whatever choice of power you as a consumer make, you will get the same mixed power. But that is a false picture, it’s an incorrect portrayal of the product you are buying; electric power. In reality, you can choose what power you consume, and not consume. If you do not want to have coal power in your sockets, you can choose not to buy it.

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Barbara Gonzalez Rolon

DICIS, Mexico

Title: Recycling of thermoplastic polymers


Barbara Gonzalez Rolon has completed his PhD at 1997 from Mexico en La Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. She is the Director of Materials Laboratory of DICIS Universidad de Guanajuato Mexico. She has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.


The global problem of environmental pollution had produced many problems in the life of the planet. In this work, the thermoplastic polymers were investigated. A technique of chemical transformation was obtained for the recycling of thermoplastic polymers. This research wants to make one contribution in the solution to a global hard and ecological problem of the waste of this type of polymers. In the investigation, the characterization techniques for waste polymers and their products were used IR spectroscopy, X-rays and UV-VIS spectroscopy. Polymers have surpassed most human-made materials due to their properties and low costs. In the last 65 years, 8 thousand 300 million metric tons have been produced since its large-scale production in the 1950s to 2015, half of this production was manufactured from 2004. This increase in the use of polymers is mainly attributed to its use as a packaging, which represents 42% of the output of non-fibrous polymers worldwide. Since 1950, 12% of total production has been incinerated, 9% has been recycled, and 60% are in landfills or exposed to the environment.

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Nyoman Puspa Asri

Supratman University, Indonesia

Title: Synthesis and characterization of alumina-supported bimetallic oxide CuOZnO catalyst for transesterification of kapok seed oil (Ceiba pentandra)


Nyoman Puspa Asri, Chemical Engineering Doctor, now is a Professor of Chemical engineering reaction, head of Laboratory of Biomass Energy of WR. Supratman University, since July 2014 she is being a Rector of WR. Supratman University, Member of Technical Committee of International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation (ICEII) 2017 and 2018, Member of committee of International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (IICBEE) 2016, Member of AACIT 2015-2016, Reviewer of some of International Journal (Journal of Nano Structure and Chemistry, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), American Chemical Science Journal, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, etc). She got her BSc. in Chemical Engineering specialist in Technology Process at Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics at Airlangga University and Chemical Engineering Doctor’s degree (Dr.) in Chemical Reaction Engineering from ITS. She got Award from Rector of ITS for the achievements as outstanding graduates with honors cumlaude on 2013, Best Presenter on final seminar for competitive research Directorate of Higher Education on February 2016, Best paper award second price of International Conference ICIEM at Oct. 27-30, 2016, Sousse Tunisia.


Statement of the problem: At the present time, the researchers much attracted to developing renewable energy because the world’s fossil oil reserves have decreased significantly. Biodiesel is one of the most promising alternative energies for substituting fossil fuels. However, the main obstacle faced at this time the cost of biodiesel production is too expensive, so the price of biodiesel can’t compete against the price of diesel oil. There are two main causes, namely, first the production process using a homogeneous catalyst that has many weaknesses. The second, the raw material uses palm oil, which in fact besides the expensive price, also compete with the food industry. The use of the heterogeneous catalyst for substitution of the homogeneous catalyst and using low-cost oil as feedstock is a promising strategy for biodiesel production. Therefore, this study was focus on developing of alumina supported CuO-ZnO heterogeneous catalyst (ZCA) for transetserificaton of Kapook seed oil. The aim of this study is to synthesize and characterization of CuO- ZnO-/ γ-Al2O3 (ZCA) catalyst. Theoretical orientation: The synthesizing of the catalyst was done using a sol-gel method. Whereas, the characterizations of the synthesized catalyst were done by several methods include: the X-ray diffraction (X-RD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Breneauer Emmet teller (BET), respectively. The activity test of catalyst was done by introducing the CZA catalyst on trasnesterification of kapok seed oil with methanol in glass type batch reactor.
Findings: CuO- ZnO-/ γ-Al2O3 (ZCA) was successfully synthesized and it was quite good and potential using as heterogeneous catalyst for transesterification of kapok seed oil.
Conclusion and significance: The heterogeneous catalyst proved as an effective and friendly process for substituting a homogeneous catalyst for production of biodiesel from low grade or low cost oil.

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Ramachandran Srinivasan

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd, Singapore

Title: JOil elite jatropha varieties as feedstock for sustainable high value bioproducts


Ramachandran Srinivasan is working as a Senior Principal Investigator with Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd. Since 2002 and also holds a joint appointment in JOil as its Chief Technology Officer since 2008. Ramachandran Srinivasan also teaches at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an Adjunct Associate Professor since 2014. At TLL, his lab focuses on various aspects of plant biotechnology research on improving plant varieties (including Jatropha, rice and leafy vegetables) for higher yield and stress tolerance He has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and several patents to his credit.


Jatropha curcas, brings attention when it was proposed as a viable feedstock for biofuel and also for its highly valuable co-products such as bio-glue and bioplastic. The seed yield of Jatropha is depended on several parameters, quality of planting materials, soil nutrients and availability of water print. Thus, it is imperative to obtain elite varieties through various strategies for the betterment of Jatropha towards commercialization. JOil is a Singapore based company focusing on Jatropha biotechnology which develops elite hybrids and technologies to produce bioglue and bioplastics from seed cake and waste biomass respectively. Through conventional breeding, JOil has developed various elite varieties (Gen 1 - Gen 4),
improved generation’s with mature yield expected to exceed 6 t/ha. JOil also created genetically improved varieties through genetic engineering, traits which are not possible through classical breeding. One of the pipeline varieties with high oleic acid content in seed is ready for commercial release. In addition to R&D, JOil is involved in establishing large scale plantations in Ghana. Currently, JOil has completed 1300 hectares plantation with first generation hybrid (Gen 1, mature yield is 4.6 t/ha), and to demonstrate the proof of concept for entire supply chain values of Jatropha. JOil has strategically partnered with an Italian technology venture to develop sustainable
products like bio-glue and bio-pesticides, and bioplastic technologies were developed in Singapore. In addition to oil and other supply chain product development, JOil is also focusing on converting marginal lands into fertile lands. It is evident that a typical Jatropha plantation convert marginal land to fertile, by accumulating leaf litters and other biomass, this biomass (es) decomposes to form a humus layer on top of the soil. This will change the nature of soil tremendously with the help of microbial and soil fauna interactions. Moreover, Jatropha is an environment friendly crop, as it emits less greenhouse gases from initial phase to product stage when compare to other crops.

Oral Session 1:

  • Green Energy
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Baba Shehu Umar Ibn Abubakar

University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Title: Nigerias renewable energy potentials: Investment opportunities


Baba Shehu Umar Ibn Abubakar is a Senior Lecturer and currently, Head of the Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He has obtained his Ph. D. in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from University Putra Malaysia. He has published many peer reviewed articles and specialization in the area of Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon contaminated soils Biogas, Bioenergy, Bioplastic and Solid Waste Recycling


Nigeria is about 180 million people and rich in various natural non-renewable sources of energy to meet up her energy demand. Natural and nonrenewable energy sources such as crude oil, tar sand, natural gas and coal are available in large quantities. Crude oil reserve is estimated to be about 36 million barrels, an estimated natural gas potential is 5210 billion m3 as at 2006, while tar sands and coal are estimated to be 4.1 billion toe and 1.52 billion toe respectively. These finite resources are always bound to deplete sooner or later. Renewable energy (RE) potentials for investment opportunities that would serve her growing population and could export to other African counties. The opportunities in RE reserve per capacity for large and small hydropower generations ranges between (3500-11250 MW); animal and crop residue waste (61-83 million tons/ yr); solar radiation (3.5-7.5 kh/m2-day); wind energy reserve (2-4 m/s at 10 m height) and wave and tidal energy reserve (150,000 TJ/(16.6 x106 toe/yr). With the current review and improvement in the power sector reforms, the country is very attractive and encourages serious investors to invest in the power sector. Other opportunities are renewal and expansion in the distribution networks and off-grid to grid connections and many substations require improvement. The market opportunities in a country of over 170 million people are enormous and can boast and attract investors to have the confidence to invest in Nigeria.

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Shweta Dua

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India

Title: Dont transfer waste, transform waste: Zero waste initiative -World Cup Hockey 2018 in Odisha


Shweta Dua works with GIZ as the Technical Advisor for the Sustainable Urban Development Smart Cities. She has background of Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management and have been working in the urban sector over 8 years. Currently working on the Municipal Solid Waste Management Component of the project and during the course of her work, she has had the opportunity to work with officials from national ministries, state urban development departments, Swachh missions and cities across 5 states in India.


Owing to the rapid urbanisation and changes in the consumption patterns has led to magnanimous increase in waste generation and cities are facing challenges to address the issues. It is well known fact that waste if segregated properly can be utilized but if mixed it ends up in landfills or dumpsites. In India, approximately 70% of segregation being carried out informally due to which quality is not appropriate. With this backdrop, and an intention to portray impact within the solid waste management sector, GIZ (German Development Cooperation) under the project on Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities supported the city of Bhubaneswar that was hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2018, to showcase it as a ZERO WASTE EVENT. To execute a Zero Waste Plan was prepared wherein establishment of a zero-waste facility; Collection of waste in colour coded bins of capacity 120l (green for biodegradable and blue- for non-biodegradable waste); Hands on training provided to the operational staff for ensuring proper segregation. Approximately 1000kgs of waste was segregated on daily basis, out of which 30% organic, 25% Plastic, 30% Paper, 10% Metal & Glass and 5% of rejects. The initiative was successful in diverting more than 90% waste for recycling or upcycling. Sustainable waste management has been exemplified in the Hockey World Cup 2018, making Bhubaneswar a pioneer city to host large event as a Zero Waste event. While doing so, the important aspect was to ensure that the system has been well integrated, efficient, socially inclusive that will protect health & environment.

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Fares Redouane

University Center Ahmed Zabana Relizane, Algeria

Title: Solid and polymers waste management concernt in Algeria


Fares Redouane is currently Professor of Physics Ahmed Zabana Relizane university center of Relizane, Algeria. He earned Phd from the University of USTO-MB ORAN -Algeria. In his work he pioneered the technique for waste water treatments and Carbon active absorbtion. His research interest is Waste water treatments and Carbon active absorbtion.


Solid waste is a major concern in Algeria in particular and developing countries in general because of its high production rate and poor management. Inefficient treatment of solid waste can lead to environmental degradation, and also lead to loss of natural resources. This study reviews the production and management of solid waste in Algeria and the need for an effective recycling policy. Our research is based on personal field surveys. Observations showed that uncontrolled e-waste (ewaste), agricultural waste (agricultural waste), scrap metal, waste polymers, and waste from the transport sector are prevalent in Algeria. Modern collection rates were less than 20% of the total generated solid waste (ie about 80% was collected). Thanks to an efficient collection system and appropriate policies, the country’s abundance of solid waste can provide opportunities for material recovery and recycling that will boost the economy and bring Algeria closer to sustainable resource management.

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Aleksandra Skolarz and Maja Matuszewska

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Title: AGH solar boat as sustainable solution to combat climate change


Aleksandra Skolarz is electrical engineering student from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. She is a member of AGH Solar Boat Team for two years and this year the team won third place in Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge. Member of Ministerial scholarship “Best of the best”.
Maja Matuszewska is a social informatics student from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. She is a member of AGH Solar Boat Team for one year, this year the team won third place in Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge. Member of Ministerial scholarship “Best of the best”.


Nowadays we are challenged by many issues regarding pollution in natural environment. Peoples’ actions have a big impact on many environmental aspects including water which makes up to 71% of Earth’s surface. There are various types of pollution sources. The biggest problem are marine transportation ships, nonetheless we have to point out the way people use inland waters. Rivers and lakes are used for recreational, cargo and communication purposes. Currently vast majority of boats is powered by conventional sources of energy. It has a negative impact on water quality as well as on people’s life. For example recreational motor boats powered by combustion engine generate noise level within 70- 110 dB. The noise may disturb the peace of people in the waterfront and more than 85 dB could affect
human health. One means of combating the issue is to replace boats that are powered by conventional energy sources with boats that are powered by solar energy. This paper considers to apply that solution by the example of solar boat built by students from AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. The paper compares solar boat and regular boat powered by non-renewable energy sources. It considers how it affects the environment and natural ecosystems. Furthermore, it shows the possibility to use solar boat in different areas of human life. Studies were performed based on a boat built by AGH Solar Boat Team.