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ICSEF 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Resource Use in Food Chains: ICSEF 2018, held in Cyprus in October 2018, brought together scientists & engineers working in the field of Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains to report on the latest thinking, technologies and approaches for energy demand reduction and minimisation of resource use, including water and waste, across all stages of food chains from primary production to consumption and waste management.

Conference Themes

Production

  • Direct energy use in agriculture
  • Environmental impacts of food production
  • Waste to energy conversion
  • Waste to product conversion

Retail

  • Energy consumption and emissions in food retail
  • Towards zero emissions food retail outlets
  • Refrigeration systems in food retail
  • Energy system integration

Processing

  • Energy and resource use in food processing
  • Energy efficient food processing technologies
  • Process integration
  • Optimisation of food processing opertions

Consumptions

  • Energy and resource use in food consumption
  • Energy consumption and resource use of food services and catering facilities
  • Energy efficient technologies for food storage and preparation

Distribution

  • Food transport logistics
  • Energy and environmental impacts of food storage
  • Food storage systems and technologies
  • Environmental of food transportation
  • Sustainable food packaging
  • Product quality and shelf life

Food Policy and Cross Cutting Topics

  • Food Policy
  • Life cycle sustainability assessment of food chains
  • Integrated energy and emissions modelling
  • Water recovery and recycling
  • Food consumption and the influence of human behaviour
  • Food energy and water nexus

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings is pulished by Elsevier online in the open access Energy Procedia series: the link is https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/energy-procedia/vol/161

ERCoM 2018 Workshop

ENERGY RECOVERY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT

17-19 October 2018

ERCoM provided a platform for leading academics, researchers and industry to exchange ideas, discuss recent innovations and share research results and experiences on all aspects of Energy Recovery Conversion and Management.  

ERCoM themes:

Thermal Energy Recovery

  • Heat sources and sinks + heat recovery potential
  • Heat Exchanger technologies for high, medium and low temperature waste heat recovery
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Coatings for heat transfer enhancement and corrosion protection

Waste Heat to Power Conversion

  • Waste heat to power conversion cycles - conventional and innovative cycles (ORC, Kalina, TFC, CO2)
  • Compressors and Expanders
  • Working fluids and controls
  • Cycle modelling and optimisation

Waste Heat to Thermal Conversion and Upgrading

  • High temperature heat pumps and heat transformers
  • Sorption refrigeration systems
  • Vapour recompression systems
  • Steam generators

Biomass Waste Conversion Technologies

  • Biomass to energy conversion - Anaerobic Digestion; Pyrolysis; Gasification; Combustion
  • Waste biomass to by-product conversion
  • Biomass conversion technologies - modelling and evaluation
  • Emissions abatement

Efficient Energy Utilisation

  • Thermal energy storage
  • Energy integration control and management
  • Emissions and Environment impact mitigation
  • Carbon footprint and Life Cycle Analysis
  • System modelling and optimisation
  • Thermoeconomic assessment and evaluation
  • Business models for energy recovery and conversion
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Coatings for heat transfer enhancement and corrosion protection

Committees

Conference Chairs

 Professor Savvas Tassou:

Professor Adisa Azapagic:

Professor Peter Fryer:

 Director of CSEF, Brunel University London

Co-Director of CSEF, The University of Manchester

Co-Director of CSEF, University of Birmingham

Local Organising Committee

Professor Serafim Bakalis:

Dr Rosa Cuellar-Franca:

Dr Yunting Ge:

Dr Hussam Jouhara:

Dr Evina Katsou:

Professor Maria Kolokotroni:

Professor Ian Norton:

Dr Harjit Singh:

Professor Jim Song:

Dr Laurence Stamford:

Dr Valentina Stojceska:

Dr Konstantinos Theodoropoulos:

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Brunel University London

University of Birmingham

Brunel University London

Brunel University London

The University of Manchester

Brunel University London

The University of Manchester

Scientific Committee

Dr Ana Allende Prieto:

Dr Bala Balasubramanian:

Dr Allesandro Cerutti:

Dr Ashok Chapagain:

Dr Joan Colón Jordà:

Dr Stephen James:

Dr Christian James:

Professor Kang Li:

Professor Maria Loizidou:

Professor Harris Makatsoris:

Professor Maite Moreira:

Dr Kostas Moustakas:

Dr Donal Murphy-Bokern:

Professor Ian Norton:

Dr Montse Nuñez:

Dr Antonio Pantaleo:

Dr Brad Ridoutt:

Professor Rahimifard Shahin:

Professor Liz Varga:

Food & Science Technology, Spain

Ohio State University, USA

University of Torini, Italy

Water Footprint Network, The Netherlands

DUniversitat Central de Catalunya, Spain

Grimsby Institute for Higher Education, UK

Grimsby Institute for Higher Education, UK

Queens University Belfast, Ireland

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Cranfield University, UK

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Independent Agricultural Scientist, Germany

University of Birmingham, UK

IRSTEA – Centre de Montpellie, France

University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

CSIRO Agriculture, Australia

Loughborough University, UK

Cranfield University, UK

 

ICSEF 2017

The conference proceedings for the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Resource Use in Food Chains: ICSEF 2017 can be found here