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RECORD NUMBERS AT ENERGY SHOW 2009

5 May 2009

Emergency registration desks had to be installed to cater for the sheer numbers of visitors that came along to this year’s Energy Show, held on 29 -30 April at Dublin’s RDS. With 16 companies under their roof, the Austrian Pavilion hosted the largest number of exhibitors yet and was the largest single-country representation at the show.

Organised by Sustainable Energy Ireland, the Energy Show is Ireland’s most important and largest annual showcase for renewable energy solutions. At the Austrian Pavilion, the Austrian Trade Commissioner, Günther Sucher was delighted to guide the Minister For Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan and SEIs Brendan Halligan (Chairman) and Owen J. Lewis (CEO) through the stands.


It was full steam ahead for the exhibitors over the course of the two days. Austrian companies are internationally renowned for their top-of-the-range renewable energy systems, a fact reflected by the consistent stream of people queing up to learn more about the products on display. Pellet and wood heating technology represented by Biotech, ETA, Windhager and Sustainable Building Show Award winner Fröling, was a strong pull factor for the attending crowds and has been enormously boosted by the availability of grants through SEI’s Greener Homes scheme.

Essentials in housing insulation, the new buzzword in sensible energy preservation methods, were demonstrated by the solid timber frame windows solutions from Hrachowina and Isocell’s cellulose insulation and airtight systems. Also popular were the solar technologies from SolarFocus/Renewable Energy Systems, SunWin, HitSolar21 and Solkav. Exhibiting for the first time at the Energy show, the anaerobic digestion technology frontrunners Enbasys were so pleased with the interest generated at the show that they have decided to return to Ireland in June as part of the Austria Showcase on Waste Management Technology (click here for more on the Austria Showcase).

This year’s internal ‘winner’ at the Austrian Pavilion in terms of attracting visitor numbers was probably Ochsner’s heat pump that has been developed specifically for cooler, moister climates. Considerable attention from the farming sector was directed towards Alpecon’s micro-hydro power plants, while Etherma’s decorative heat panels enthused homeowners and plumbing professionals. On the construction side of things, Thermaflex’s preinsulated pipes for heating and cooling and in particular Geolyth’s inorganic mineral foam for thermal insulation and fireproofing resonated strongly with arcitectural and engineering professions.

This year's exhibitors at the Austrian Pavilion:

ALPECON
Micro hyrdo power plants


BIOTECH
Pellet and woodchip heating and storage systems


ENBASYS
Industrial biotech energy plants 

 
ETA Heiztechnik
Boilers for logwood, woodchip and pellets


ETHERMA
Electric heating systems 


FRÖLING Heizkessel- und Behälterbau
Wood-fired heating systems for logwood, pellets and woodchip (Best New Product Award Winner, Sustainable Building Show 2008) 


GEOLYTH
Heat insulation, mineral foam and insulation material 


HRACHOWINA Bauelemente
Doors & windows 


HitSolar21
Energy absorbers, heat pump 


ISOCELL
Cellulose thermal insulation 


OCHSNER Wärmepumpen
Heat pumps


SOLARFOCUS
Solar thermal collectors; biomass boilers for pellets, woodchip and logwood 


SunWin Energy Systems
Solar panels 


SOLKAV ALTERNATIVE ENERGIE SYSTEME GMBH
Alternativ energy systems


THERMAFLEX- FLEXALIEN ROHR- UND ISOLIERSYSTEME
Tubes and insolation systems


WINDHAGER ZENTRALHEIZUNG TECHNIK GMBH
High-quality boiler technology

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