27. Juni 2023, 18:00 bis 19:30
Expert Talk with Dr. Mario Ortner: Pioneering the Future of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources
Dr. Mario Ortner is a distinguished senior international expert renowned for his extensive knowledge in energy efficiency, energy production, and energy distribution facilities. He holds an esteemed position as a lecturer in our esteemed sustainability programs, Renewable Energy Systems and Environmental Technology & International Affairs, captivating audiences with his expertise and captivating teaching style.
With an academic background in Mechanical Engineering from TU Wien and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Dr. Ortner's expertise spans various domains. As a true authority in renewable energies, he possesses a wealth of experience in the comprehensive development process, covering aspects such as design, financing, and operation. Driven by his passion for sustainable practices, he specializes in renewable energy-based heating and cogeneration plants, as well as distribution facilities. His focus primarily lies in harnessing the potential of biomass, photovoltaic (PV) systems, biogas, and geothermal energy as invaluable sources of renewable power. Notably, he possesses hands-on experience in overseeing the operation of Biomass and Biodiesel plants, further strengthening his practical knowledge.
Mr. Ortner's outstanding track record in executing projects throughout Central and Eastern Europe and EU countries has led him to play a crucial role within the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The WBIF serves as a collaborative initiative between the European Union, financial institutions, bilateral donors, and beneficiaries, dedicated to fostering harmonization and cooperation in investments. By contributing to the socio-economic development of the region, WBIF also paves the way for the Western Balkans' integration into the broader European perspective.
Through his groundbreaking work and unwavering commitment to a sustainable future, Dr. Mario Ortner has become a visionary leader, shaping the trajectory of energy efficiency and renewable sources while inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.