Other Sion events

Smart Cities for a Sustainable Future

Past event - 2022
11 May Doors open at 6:30pm
start 7pm
end 10pm
La Cabine, Rue de l'Industrie 40, 1950 Sion,
Sion 1950
Discover how to optimise plastic management and energy resources in a neighbourhood to build sustainable cities for the future!

19:00 Introduction by Pint of Science Sion
19:15 Presentation by Rafael Castro-Amoedo on plastic optimisation
19:45 Questions from the audience
20:00 Animation
20:15 Presentation by Jessen Page on the platform for urban energy system research at Energypolis
20:45 Questions from the audience
22:00 End of the evening

Free entry but registration required here: https://forms.gle/orZgS2ducqrcM4Jq5

There will be food and drinks available on site. 

Plastic optimization system

Rafael Castro-Amoedo (PhD assistant in energy systems at EPFL Valais Wallis)
Incineration and (mechanical) recycling are the two main options to handle significant volumes of plastic waste. The former is a very effective way of reducing volume and producing significant amounts of heat and electricity, while the former is able to preserve the chemical structure of the plastics and therefore avoid the production of virgin resins. Should we incentive recycling, promote a separate collection of plastic waste, or should we on the other hand incinerate a bigger fraction? In this talk Rafael Castro-Amoedo will explore the trade-off between both.

The Platform for urban energy system research at Energypolis

Jessen Page (Professor in energy systems at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis)
The platform for urban energy systems is a technical, multi-energy installation integrated within the buildings of the new Energypolis Campus. Born from a partnership between HES-SO VS, EPFL-VS and OIKEN, the largest energy utility in central Valais, its purpose is to demonstrate and test the latest concepts and technologies in terms of urban energy systems (such as CO2 networks, reversible power-to-gas systems) that will help cities in successfully implementing their energy transition by 2050 as well as to educate tomorrow’s engineers in properly managing them.

Other La Cabine events

2022-05-10 Penser sans cerveau: la logique robotique et bactérienne La Cabine Rue de l'Industrie 40, 1950 Sion, Sion, 1950, Switzerland