The 3rd European Energy Conference [E2C 2013], was held in Budapest, Hungary from 27-30 October 2013. The conference was organised by the Hungarian Chemical Society [MKE] in cooperation with the Eötvös Roland Physical Society [ELFT], as well as the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences [EuCheMS], the European Physical Society [EPS] and the European Materials Research Society [E-MRS].
The previous two versions of the European Energy Conference were held in 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2012 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The success of the 3rd European Energy Conference is due to the hard work of Hungarian Chemical Society and the Hungarian Physical Society. Thanks to their efforts, nearly 150 people from over 30 countries attended the conference.
The scientific programme included contributed oral and poster presentations on the topics such as chemistry, physics and material sciences related to energy technologies. All contributors will be invited to submit a written version of their presentations to be published as conference proceedings. The proceeding of the European Energy Conference will be published on the EPJ Web of Conferences. All proceedings will be free to read. For proceedings from prior conferences, please see the EPJ website.
The opening session was certainly one of the highlights of the 3rd European Energy Conference. Mr. Pál Kovács, the Hungarian Minister of State for Energy Affairs opened the conference with a subtle analysis of the state of energy research and development in Hungary. He was followed by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation [RTD] at the European Commission. In this capacity he is responsible for defining and implementing the EU policy and programmes in the field of research and innovation (average annual budget 8 billion euros). His inspiring talk recognised the importance of frontier research in developing the knowledge necessary to address the challenges and implement energy related policy.
More information is available on the conference website.