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05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / World Café
german language

Climate change and the increasing overall demand for energy services require us to implement clear strategies with regard to a “zero carbon society”. Apart from reducing consumption and increasing efficiency, renewable energy sources will be indispensable. Energy from biomass stands a good chance to be one of the main pillars of a global and sustainable energy system by 2050.

Experts will present an introductory overview on the global resources, technologies and prospects in the near future. In a world café, the development of bioenergy will be discussed from the perspective of the three pillars of sustainability, society, the economy and ecology.

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Professor and Director of Studies, Industrial Biotechnology, Biberach University of Applied Sciences, Biberach
Area Manager, BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH, Wieselburg
Expert in Biotechnology, ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH, Heidelberg
Chairman, Austrian Biomass Association, Vienna
Professor and Chair of Economics of Biogenic Resources, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Straubing
Director of Sales and Authorized Signatory, Environmental Agency Austria, Vienna
Member of the Executive Board, EVN AG, Maria Enzersdorf
Key Researcher, BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH, Wieselburg
Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

Economic sciences (tourism, human resource management), WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing manager, Railtours Austria Head of Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd. Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
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Mag. Dr. Jürgen SCHNEIDER

Director of Sales and Authorized Signatory, Environmental Agency Austria, Vienna

Diplomstudium Chemie, Universität Wien Doktoratsstudium in Biochemie, Universität Wien Universitätsassistent, Universität Wien Abteilung für Lufthygiene, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien Projektmanager, WHO - Weltgesundheitsorganisation, Bonn Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien Leitung, Bereich Wirtschaft und Wirkung, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien Prokurist
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Dipl.-Ing. Claus ZEPPELZAUER

Head of Department, Company and Technology, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Brauereileiter, Braumeister und stellvertretender Geschäftsführer, 1. Wiener Gasthofbrauerei Senior Consultant, Czipin & Proudfoot, früher Czipin & Partner, Internationale Produktivitätsberatung Leiter, Abteilung Research & Development, Melbrosin International GmbH & Co KG Gründer und Inhaber, Life Science Project Management, Unternehmensberatung für externe Projektleitung von interdisziplinären F&E - Projekten Technopolemanager, Tulln, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH Geschäftsfeldleiter, Technopole, ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
 Studium der Lebensmittel- und Biotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
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  Verantwortlich für die Geschäftsfelder Cluster Niederösterreich, Internationalisierung und Technopole

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
12:00 - 13:45Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
14:15 - 15:45Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
18:00 - 19:30Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
19:45 - 21:00Evening ReceptionSocial
19:45 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
14:00 - 14:45Digital UniversityPlenary
14:45 - 16:15Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Complexity Science – IPlenary
08:30 - 09:15Complexity Science – IIPlenary
09:45 - 11:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial