International DAAD Alumni Seminar - Germany and its “Energiewende”

– Insights in Energy Policy, Energy Technology and Energy Innovation

Freiberg (Sachsen), Germany


MONDAY – 18 April

Location: Freiberg, Alte Mensa, Petersstraße 5

Opening session

09.30 – 10.30



10.30 – 10.45

Prof. Dr. C. Felden

Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration  and the International Resource Industry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Words of welcome and

“Mission of the faculty in its international context”

10.45 – 11.15


International University Centre

Presentation of the activities of the International University Centre

First Working Session

11.15 – 12.15

Prof.  Dr. J. C. Bongaerts

MBA IMRE Programme Director

Renewable energy in Germany: policy and legal framework

Second Working Session

Research Activities of TU Freiberg in the Area of Renewable Energy

14.00 – 14.45



Prof. Dr. A. Horsch & Sylvia Richter


Green Project Bond Financing of Renewables 




Prof. Dr. M. Amro


Economic Aspects of geothermal energy

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break


Prof. Dr. H. Hessenkemper

No energy from renewable sources without glass


Prof. Dr. Heilmeier

LCA of renewable energy: how “clean” is renewable energy?

TUESDAY – 19 April

Location = Freiberg, Alte Mensa, Petersstraße 5

09:00  - 12:30


Third working session

Alumni Poster & Presentation

14:00 – 17:30



Visits of University Laboratories and University Research Pilot Plants

-      Biogas Lab

-      Fuel Cell Lab

-      Generation of Hydrogen from Biogas

-      Test Area for Solar Collectors

-      Lab for Combustion Tests

WEDNESDAY – 20 April


Locations: Freiberg and Chemnitz

09:00 – 11:00




 Solar World Freiberg


11:15 – 12:00 

Transfer to Chemnitz City Administration

12.00 – 16.30


Project Presentation:

Climate change as a challenge for strategic urban management – Practice and experience in Chemnitz

FASA AG Chemnitz – presentations:

- Climate Concept Chemnitz

- Zero energy House Concept

- Use of renewable energy for    Kindergarten

Brühl Chemnitz

 - Urban restauration and innovative energy technologies

THURSDAY – 21 April

Locations: Freiberg, Alte Mensa, Petersstraße 5 and Clausnitz

Fourth Working Session

Renewable Energy: Conditions and Framework for the Implementation in Practice

09.00 – 09:45

Martin Ammon,

Solar Energy Consultant, Bonn

Economics of renewable energy


Stefan Bartz


„Energiewende“: Effective so far, but also efficient?

10:30- 11:15

Jan-Henrich Florin, Abertax Industries, Malta

Energiewende in Germany: The future belongs to the world of flexible electricity products



13:00 – 14:00

Tranfer to Agrargenossenschaft Clausnitz

14:00 – 16:00


Agrargenossenschaft Clausnitz e. V. Integrated Renewable Energy Projects (Biogas, Photovoltaics, Wind Energy, Biofuels)

Visit to “Hofladen”


FRIDAY – 22 April

Location = Freiberg, Schloss Freudenstein

Networking Day

Symposium on Renewable Energy - Short Statements and Bilateral Meetings 

09:00 – 09:30

Thomas Schumann

ELEXOS Batteries

Storage of electricity


09:30 – 10:00

Muhammad Azim Khan Niazi

Gazu GmbH

Smart Biogas Plants for Kitchen Waste and Organic Manure

10:00 – 10:30

Ivan Trujillo

Bohlen and Doyen GmbH

Bohlen and Doyen GmbH: clean fossil fuels solutions

10:30 – 11:00

Alexander Kaiser

Eab New Energy Group GmbH

Energy storage solutions for industrial applications and power infrastructure


11:00 – 11:30

Steffi Schönherr

Chemnitz Chamber of Crafts

Skilled Crafts and the German „Energiewende“- Parts and Options

Handwerk und Energiewende: Rollen und  Möglichkeiten 

11:30 – 12:00

Thomas Kaden

Fraunhofer THM

Materials Research for the Energy Transition

12:00 – 12:30

Sarah Hübner

Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e.V.

Engineers Without Borders Germany

12:30 – 13:00

Martin Reiner

SAENA, Sächsische Energieagentur

Renewable energies, a solution for low carbon economies?


Final Working Session

14:00 – 16:00          

- Summary of findings, conclusions

- Suggestions for the future: networking, new themes and business   models

16:00 End of Conference