Energy strategy 2016-2025 of Québec - A Bavarian expert at the round table on bio-energy


Prof. Dr. Ing. Jürgen Karl, Friedrich-Alexander Universität | © FAU

The Quebec government is committed to defining a new energy policy for the period 2016-2025 and invited citizens and organisms of the territory as well as international experts to contribute their experience on the main issues, challenges and developments this policy might face. The round tables uniting expert groups from Quebec and abroad gave the opportunity to discuss their vision of the energy future and to present their propositions.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Jürgen Karl, of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen (Franconia), was an invited expert at the round-table for bioenergy.

Professor Karl holds the Chair of Engineering energy processes at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Bavaria, affiliated with the new Energy Campus Nuremberg (EnCN). He coordinates several European R&D projects. As the founder of the spin-off Agnion Energy inc. he directed the development of a heat pipe reformer, an innovative technology for indirect steam gasification for the synthesis of second-generation fuels.

The expert tables on renewable energies and the public consultation session took place in Shawinigan on Monday March 30, 2015. To watch the video recording: Bioenergy and heat sources including solar and geothermal energy. Prof. Karl starts speaking at 20:58.

The goal of the new policy is to increase Quebec’s leadership in renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovation, to reduce its dependence on fossil energy. In this context Quebec stands out in several ways.  About 38% of its final energy consumption is of hydraulic source (99% of domestic consumption), 2% is from wind and 7% is biomass. The new energy policy will focus on all types of renewable energies - solar, wind, biomass, geothermal etc. These primary energy sources can be used to produce electricity, heat, steam, solid biofuel and liquid or gas biofuels.

Source : www.politiqueenergetique.gouv.qc.ca