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Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems
13th – 14th October 2021

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Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), DE
13th – 14th October 2021

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euspen is delighted to announce its second Special Interest Group Workshop on Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems.

Precision machines have long been at the forefront of one industrial revolution after another to enable the turning of ideas into the economical production of physical objects. In all likelihood the emerging Sustainable Revolution could be the start of a new golden age for the planet, humanity, and precision engineering.

Whilst there is no shortage of renewable energy systems available at ever-decreasing costs, a concern is they are not evolving fast enough to help us economically transition to a low carbon economy.

The purpose of this workshop is thus to bring together people from academia, industry, and government to share experiences with using precision engineering principles to help develop new ideas and manufacturing systems to reduce production and ownership costs related to realizing a global carbon neutral (or ideally negative) economy.

Areas of interest include automated precision production of components and systems ranging from manufacture of solar cells and panels to their installation and maintenance; to ever larger wind turbines on and offshore including in-situ manufacturing of ever larger elements; to energy storage systems from batteries to hydro power systems.

We are seeking papers in Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems and their production in the following categories, however contributions are not exclusive to these:-

1. Hydro

  • Automated aquaculture and mineral harvesting
  • Offshore wind
  • Tidal
  • Wave

3. Storage

  • Battery
  • Flywheel
  • Hydro
  • Molecular chemical
  • Thermal (including Molecular chemical geothermal)

2. Solar

  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
  • Photovoltaics (PV)

4. Wind

  • Actuators, gearing, and controls
  • Blades and materials
  • Towers

For each of these areas, how can production and quality be increased while lowering costs and increasing quality? Can precision production methods from other industries be of help for the topics above?

The organising committee and local hosts supporting euspen for this Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems are:- Dr Harald Bosse, PTB, DE; Prof. Alex Slocum, MIT, US; Prof. Andreas Archenti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE; Prof. Liam Blunt, University of Huddersfield, UK and  Max Fleischer, Siemens Energy, DE

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Key Dates:

16th July 2021 : Online abstract submission deadline

19th July 2021 : Delegate Registration Open

16th August 2021 : Notification of presentation acceptance (poster)

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Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems research and development. Share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.

Themes :-

a) Automated aquaculture and mineral harvesting; b) Offshore wind; c) Tidal; d) Wave

a) Concentrating Solar Power (CSP); b) Photovoltaics (PV)

a) Battery; b) Flywheel; c) Hydro; d) Molecular chemical; e) Thermal (including geothermal)

a) Actuators, gearing, and controls; b) Blades and materials; c) Towers

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts are expected to describe original work, previously unpublished and should indicate new and significant advances and their importance. Initially short abstracts comprising of approx. 300 words in length should be submitted online using the below links.

Following review a review of submitted abstracts, authors will be notified of acceptance of presentation mode (poster/oral) no later than 16th August 2021.

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and transfer registration fee. In specific cases the organising committee reserves the right to deviate from the standard procedure.

Registration Fees:

  • €195+VAT euspen Student Member
  • €395+VAT euspen Member
  • €495+VAT Non-euspen Member
  • €595+VAT Exhibitor (table top)
  • Networking dinner is not included in the registration fee for Student Members
  • €45+VAT  Networking dinner (Student Members)

All speakers and presenters must register for the conference using the appropriate delegate fee.


We are delighted to bring together leading expertise globally to an open forum for focused presentations and discussions on Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems.

Dr Jörn Stenger

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), DE and EURAMET chairperson elect 

EURAMET’s strategy and research programmes for sustainable energy systems and Green Deal

Presently, the proposal for EURAMET’s new metrology research programme, the European Partnership on Metrology, is under discussion in the Council and the European Parliament. Expecting their co-decision by the end of 2021, EURAMET already started the first call with focus on metrology for the Green Deal. The Partnership on Metrology will be a programme similar to EMPIR with calls from 2021 to 2027 and a comparable budget. The programme objectives are in line with the new EURAMET 2030 strategy. There are similarities to EMPIR, like thematic calls around industrial needs, health, fundamental and prenormative research, but also key differences: the thematic priorities on Green Deal and digitalisation, the role of regulation, and the aim to establish sustainable European Metrology Networks.

The presentation will discuss EURAMET’s strategy and opportunities under the Partnership on Metrology with a focus on sustainable energy systems.


Jörn Stenger studied physics at the University of Heidelberg and did his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg on an experimental topic in nuclear and particle physics. After two postdoc years, inter alia from 1997 to 1999 at DESY in Hamburg he went to the MIT, Cambridge, USA, and worked in the group of Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle on Bose-Einstein condensates. In 1999 Jörn Stenger joined PTB and developed a frequency comb based on a titanium-sapphire femtosecond laser and measured the frequencies of the optical standards on the basis of calcium atoms and an ytterbium ion. Jörn Stenger became Member of the Presidential Board in 2009. He is delegate for Germany in EURAMET and he was chairman of the Research Program Committee of EURAMET from 2010 to end of 2015. He will become the Chairperson of EURAMET in June 2021.

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