New Energy for University of Opole
The project of founding a Centre for Modern Energy Technologies in the Dąbrowa Palace is an unquestionable strengthening of the position of the University of Opole – said Dr Andrzej Sikora, President of Board of the Energy Studies Institute in Warsaw.
Dr Andrzej Sikora was one of guests of the International Workshop, two-day conference in Villa Academica devoted to the role of science and its significance for the innovative and competitive economy on the example of the Centre for International Studies and Dialogue and the Centre of Modern Energy Technologies, which are a part of the project carried out by the University of Opole in its palace in Dąbrowa.
One of the topics of the conference was the impact of the TTIP agreement between the EU and the USA on the political and economic situation in the European Union with the special focus on the energy sector. The topic was presented by Prof. Elżbieta Czarny from Warsaw School of Economics, Dr Stanisław Cios, Minister-Counsellor in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and already mentioned Dr Andrzej Sikora from the Energy Studies Institute in Warsaw.
The advantages of renewable energy sources were presented by Frank Fuchs from NextGen Technologies & Innovations GmbH (Kaiserslautern, Germany), who concentrated on the problem of storing renewable energy presenting a ready solution for it – Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, and Dr Włodzimierz Miszke, Director of Development in KGHM TFI SA, who presented the current and future trends in photovoltaic technologies.
The conference was organised and chaired by Professor Wiesława Piątkowska-Stepaniak, Vice-Rector for Public Relations and Administration.
Photos: Sylwester Koral