The purpose of WOCST is to provide a forum where representatives from industry, public laboratories, universities and government agencies can meet, discuss and present the most recent advances in all fields connected with sustainable technologies.

The Conference will address all aspects, theoretical, experimental and prototype developments of Renewable energy sources, Membrane technology, Hydrogen and fuel cells systems, Power to fuel, Life cycle assessment.


The WOCST topics cover research and technological aspects on:

  • Renewable energy sources and heat recovery
    • Solar energy: photovoltaic
    • Solar energy: CSP
    • Wind energy
    • Biomass and biofuels
    • Hydropower and other renewable energy sources
    • Energy from waste material
    • Waste heat recovery
    • Energy conversion from low temperature heat
    • Energy storage
  • Multi-energy systems
    • Energy conversion, transport and distribution
    • Combined cooling, heat and power
    • Integrated energy infrastructures (-gas, - heating/cooling, -electricity)
    • Optimal control, scheduling, design and planning
    • Decision-making based on data science
    • Smart buildings and indoor comfort integration
    • Multi-stage production processes integration
    • Loads and renewables uncertainty integration
    • Demand-side management
    • Blockchain-based energy markets
  • Membrane processes
    • Membrane processes for water applications
    • Membrane processes for energy applications
    • Membrane processes for CO2 capture and utilization
    • Membrane development
    • Membrane reactors and bioreactors
    • Electrochemical membrane processes
    • Photocatalytic membrane processes
    • Modelling and simulation for membrane process optimization
  • Hydrogen energy systems and Fuel cell technology
    • Hydrogen production from conventional fossil sources
    • Hydrogen production from wastes and residual biomass
    • Electrolysis and other hydrogen production technologies from renewable energy sources
    • Hydrogen separation and purification
    • Hydrogen storage: chemical carriers, hydrides, gas, liquefaction
    • Hydrogen infrastructure, distribution, filling stations
    • Fuel cells technologies and their applications
    • Thermal and combustion applications
    • Power to fuel technologies
    • Life cycle assessment and sustainability of hydrogen energy
    • Hydrogen economy
    • Safety, standards and regulations
    • Roadmaps and policies



WOCST 2020