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RENEWABLE ENERGY
FOR QUALITY LIFE & F OR SUSTAINABLE GROWT H CONFERENCE IN THE HU NGARIAN PAVILION
8 OCTOBER,
EXPO MILAN
FORMS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Wide variety of natural sources - including wind, solar, hydro, tidal, geothermal, and biomass
- can be used in renewable energy production. The extended utilization of renewables drives
to technological innovation, sustainable economic and employment growth, therefore lowers
the dependence on fossil fuels.
Biomass
Energy in this form is commonly used throughout the world; biomass is used for heating,
for producing electricity, and also for using as transport fuels. It is derived from organic
material, such as agricultural and urban waste, energy plantations and trees. Increasing
the use of biomass can help to diversify energy supply, and create growth and jobs.
Biofuel
Liquid or gaseous biofuels are generated from biomass. This alternative source lowers the
greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, and improves the security of supply.
Geothermal
Earth core geothermal enthalpy can be utilized through deep mining technologies, for
producing electricity, and for heating purposes in industries, households and agriculture.
Another type of geothermal heat is originating from the soil surface. The first 100 m of the
soil surface stays at relatively constant temperature during the whole year, therefore it
can be used by heat pumps to heat buildings in winter and cool them in the summer.
Geothermal energy maintains building’s comfortable temperature, secures local power
demand, extends agricultural season and opens huge potentials for productive bio
cultivation.
Wind
Wind can generate electricity; it can be used at household level, also in agriculture to
pump water to irrigation system, and at industrial level wind farms serve industrial power
demand. If the produced wind energy is not needed straight away, in some countries
electricity produced by wind energy pumps up the water and stores it, in order to produce
energy with hydro power later on.
Water
Hydro power station installed on the river is the safest, cheapest and most predictable
available renewable technology. The hydro energy can also be gained from tidal of the
oceans.
Solar
Solar energy relies on the nuclear fusion; it can be collected and converted in different
ways. The range is from hot water or electricity production with solar collectors and solar
panels, cooling with attic fans in domestic use, to industrial solar power plants.
HUNGARY’S RENEWABLE TREASURES
Hungary has outstanding agricultural fertility and the country is rich in forested areas,
which provides the input materials for biomass renewable energy production. Biomass
utilization - including biogas production from sewage and waste - rose up to 75% of total
renewable consumption. Carpathian basin has huge thermal water reservoir, which was used
through centuries for heating houses and wellness facilities. Fresh air from Lower Alps keeps
wind turbines steady running, to provide energy for industrial parks. Catchment area of
Danube and Tisza brings large amount of clean water for the whole country, which is utilized
by hydroelectric stations. 2100 sunny hours yearly could give opportunity to individual
households to produce power and hot water in order to satisfy their domestic demands.
NATIONAL TARGET
According to the EU's Renewable energy
directive, the Hungarian binding target is 13%
final energy consumption from renewable sources
by 2020, however the Hungarian government
targeted to reach 14,65%. The challenge is to
make renewable energy usage more favourable,
and provide cheap service systems for businesses
and domestic partners.
In order to increase the consumption of renewable
energy and achieve sustainable growth, the Government introduced long term strategic action
plans such as National Sustainable Development Strategy, National Renewable Energy Action
Plan, Green Economy Development Program, District Heating Action Plan, National Strategy
of Energetic in Facilities.
ELECTROMOBILITY IN HUNGARY (THE JEDLIK ÁNYOS PLAN)
The Jedlik Ányos Plan promotes electric cars through the establishment of country-wide
network charging stations, and the streamlining of taxation and legal requirements. The
installation of the electric car charging network with charging points alongside highways and
public institutions will be financed through EU funding and revenues from the sale of carbondioxide allowances.
Key issues of electromobility are environmental aspects, healthcare and energy
rationalization. Jedlik Ányos Plan has special emphasis on electromobility in public transport.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET POTENTIAL
Knowledge sharing in research and development can lead to unique solutions and the
technical challenges related to renewable energy production can be solved easier.
Electrical vehicle charging network service at EU highways for standard e-vehicles
would be essential.
Joint implementation projects within the EU lead to reach common greenhouse-gasemission goals.
EU-guarantees and financial support systems provide cheap loans and support
individual innovative renewable projects.
Cross-border capacities and its legal basis could contribute to energy security for wider
electricity commune, by providing solution to reach equilibrium in the Single market.
RENEWABLE ENERGY
FOR QUALITY LIFE and FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Conference in the Hungarian Pavilion
Milan, 8 October, 2015
Head of delegation
Mr BÉLA GLATTFELDER
state secretary
2014 –
: Ministry for National Economy
2004-2014: European Parliament
2000-2002: Ministry of Economy
1990-2004: Member of Parliament
Members of the delegation
Governmental members
• Dr Martina Makai, Deputy State
Secretary of Ministry for National
Development
• Mr Pál Ságvári, Ambassador-at-large
for Energy Security
• Ms Judit Timaffy, Consul General
• Mr Márk Alföldy-Boruss, Head of
Unit of Energy Efficiency, MNE
• dr Renáta Katz, counsellor, MNE
Private sector members
• Dr Csaba Gyuricza, Hungarian
Biomass Association
• Mr Zsolt Ádám, Hungarian Heat
Pump Association
• Mr Zoltán Reng, Pannonia Ethanol
• Mr Péter Kovács, EU-Fire
• Mr Gilberto Gabrielli, TOLO Green
• Mr Piero Cavigliasso, Biochemtex
S.p.a.
DRAFT PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE
10.00-10.30
Registration
11.00
Welcome speeches
Mr Béla Glattfelder, State Secretary, Head of Hungarian delegation
Ms Judit Timaffy, Head of Hungarian Diplomacy in Italy
11.15
Presentations
Energy Safety – current international issues of green energy
(Mr Pál Ságvári, Ambassador-at-large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Green Economy in Hungary
(Dr Martina Makai, Deputy State Secretary of Ministry for National Development)
presentation by Italian partner (TBC)
Innovative geothermal power plant project development
(Mr Péter Kovács, EU-Fire)
presentation by Italian partner
(Mr Gilberto Gabrielli, TOLO Green)
Potentials of the Hungarian heat pump sector - products, knowledge, utilization
(Mr Zsolt Ádám, Hungarian Heat Pump Association)
12.45
Coffee-break
13.00
Presentations
Biomass value chain In Hungary - energy plant, products, utilization
(Mr Csaba Gyuricza, Hungarian Biomass Association)
presentation by Italian partner
(Piero Cavigliasso, Biochemtex S.p.a)
Biofuel production and development opportunities
(Mr Zoltán Reng, Pannonia Ethanol)
13.45
Closing Presentation
Electromobility in Hungary
(Mr Béla Glattfelder, State Secretary)
14.00
Buffet –Lunch