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[Ambassador report] Theme Topic Oct 2019- Renewable energy in Austria

by Aaditya Singh | 04-11-2019 12:49 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Let me start by apologies for a late report. I had exams followed by travel.


Renewable Energy in Austria 

The European Union has a vision to increase the share of energy from renewable sources to 20 percent by 2020. However, in contrast, Austria had already reached 31 percent in 2010! The country expects to reach an amazing level of 34 percent by 2020.

The 2 most important renewable energy sources in Austria are hydropower and biomass. Often overlooked, biomass is considered an integral source of renewable energy with a share of over 45 percent.

 

Booming biomass

Austria has achieved technology leadership in the field of small biomass boilers as well as the development of marketable small and micro-co-generation systems. There is an export rate of 70 percent. Even two thirds of the biomass furnaces that are installed in Germany come from Austrian producers.

Currently, there is research going on about heat pumps. Recent study concentrates on combining heat pumps with other energy technologies such as solar thermal energy and photo-voltaic energy as well as a combination of heating and cooling or drying out buildings.

 

Innovations from Austria

Austria has also made several developments in this field. One of these include bio gas storage tanks from special textiles. In fact, the world’s largest storage facility for bio gas from a sewage treatment plant in Mexico was constructed by Sattler, an Austrian company specializing in storage concepts for bio gas, liquid manure and fermentation residues.

Sattler has over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing coated membranes for bio gas storage. Sattler PRO-TEX bio gas membranes are Multi-Layer-Composites (MLCs), designed to meet the requirements of the bio gas industry, such as reduced methane permeability and high chemical resistance. A core of high-strength polyester yarns that carry the static forces of a building, is stabilized and protected by multiple layers of special PVC, and the surface then sealed with a specific lacquer. This results in a product with the low bio gas permeability, high resistance to aggressive substances contained both in the bio gas and the condensate, as well as excellent weathering resistance and long lifespan.


Innovative ideas for the future


Electricity and heat from olives: Research is being carried out by The Vienna University of Technology and Repotec on next generation biomass facilities that will be designed to generate electricity and heat from olive pressing residues.

 

Sources and references

https://investinaustria.at/en/downloads/brochures/environmental-technologies-2015.pdf

https://protex.sattler.com/en/applications/environment-membranes-for-flexible-biogas-and-water-storage-systems/

5 Comments

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Aaditya!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    I really enjoyed reading yours report.

    It sounds good knowing about renewable energy in Austria.
    Its good knowing about the efforts of Vienna university for renewable sources of energy.

    Keep writing and shining.
    Hope to know more from you.

    Warm regards,
    Meena

    GREEN CHEERS
    Posted 07-11-2019 14:41

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Aaditya

    I can see that Austria is one of the leading nations in the field of renewable energy. And it's also good to see that it is spreading the products and technologies of biomass to countries like Germany and Mexico. In the process of accomplishing such high percentage of renewable energy sources, there probably have been high agreement with the local people. Huge supports from people will be paid back with economically sustainable growth and clean environment. I hope Austria stay as role model of renewable energy to the neighboring countries.

    Thank you for the informative report.

    Keep up the great work.
    Posted 05-11-2019 23:20

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello aaditya

    I hope you are doing well.
    Thank you so much for this facts on renewable energy in Austria. Good to know how Vienna University is doing efforts for renewable energy.

    Green cheers!
    Keep up with good reports.

    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 05-11-2019 10:54

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    Hello Aaditya,
    Thank you for that informative report about Austria. I like how you structured the report.

    Keep going,
    Regards,
    Arjun Anand
    Posted 04-11-2019 18:25

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Aaditya

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Renewable energy in Austria

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-11-2019 14:23

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