Programme 2016

22nd January 2016

08:30 Participation registration confirmation
09:00 Opening session
09:15 (moderator: Eduardo A. Rincón Mejía) Evaluation of renewable energy potential in Africa Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, ANSOLE e.V. Jena, Germany &, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
09:40 Solar cookers in the Antarctic, Solar restaurants in desert areas, use as adaptable solar dryers Pedro Serrano – Technical University Federico Santa Maria, Chile
10:05 Short break with solar cookers outside
10:20 (moderator: Caitlyn Hughes) Evolution of solar concentrating technologies in India from domestic, community to institutional cooking. New solar concentrator technologies to expand its usages for food processing industry (process heating, cooling, drying, etc) Deepak Gadhia, Chief Mentor, EnerSun Power Tech P. Ltd & Trustee of Muni Seva Ashram, India
10:45 Solar food processing in Eastern Africa - a summary Bernhard Müller, Natural Resources and Waste Management Alliance, Kenya.
11:10 Break for solar coffee and tea and cooking lunch control
11:40 (moderator: Caitlyn Hughes) Sustainable development by Integrating use of solar cookers for organic products Janak Palta McGilligan, Jimmy McGilligan Centre For Sustainable Development, India
12:05 Cooking solar lunch and solar live music band concert (Solar Punch of USA)
13:15 Solar lunch
14:15 Poster session (please see details below)
15:20 (moderator: Pedro Serrano) The science behind solar cookers: a good didactic approach Juan Bello LLorente, Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional SOMESO, Spain
15:55 Field and Destructive testing of solar vacuum tube cookers Stewart MacLachlan/Dave Oxford, Slick Solar Stove, UK
16:20 Short break for solar coffee and tea
16:40 (moderator: António Lecuona) LAZOLA - A Box Cooker and a Concept Michael Bonke, LAZOLA Initiative for Spreading Solar Cooking, Germany.
17:05 TOLOKATSIN, solar technology for all Eduardo A. Rincón Mejía, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, México.
17:30 SunCook, from plastic to cork Manuel Collares Pereira, University of Évora, Portugal
18:00 Video about Father Himalaya
18:30 Break
19:15 - 21:00 Conference dinner

23rd January 2016

09:00   (moderator: De Wet van Rooyen) Mediterranean Diet - past, present and future of solar food processing Nídia Braz – University of Algarve, Portugal
09:25   Key disruptors for the 21st century Julie Greene – Solar Cookers International, USA
09:50   Linking solar food producers with an international market Rolf Behringer, Solare Zukunft e.V., Germany
10:15   Short break with solar cookers outside
10:30   (moderator: Jean-Jacques Serra) Solar drying process in a artisanal spirulina farm in Algarve Solar Georges Portas, Spirulina da Serra, Portugal
10:55   Solar cooking with heat storage: experiments using PCM and figures of merits for solar cookers António Lecuona, University of Carlos III-Madrid, Spain
11:20   Break for solar coffee and tea and cooking lunch control
11:45   High precision membrane solar concentrators Daniel Müller, Tamera, Portugal
12:10   Cooking solar lunch and solar live music band concert (Solar Punch, USA)
13:15   Solar lunch
14:15   (moderator: Janak Palta McGilligan) SolSource Kitchen: Multi-burner, nighttime solar cooking Guro Grytli Seim, One Earth Designs, Norway
14:40   Case study of food processing factory using solar concentrators Ghanshyam Lukhi, Tapi Foods, India
15:05   Concrete funnel cooker: useful permanent outside device for slow cooking Celestino Ruivo, University of Algarve, Portugal
15:30   Kenya Village Project team Peter Haastrup, Ryerson University, Canada
16:10   Solar coffee and tea
16:30   Round table: In search for better arguments at all levels for the dissemination of solar cookers Tentative Topics a) Dissemination to the poor and refugees b) Solar cookers in combination with fireless cookers c) How to gain funds for solar food processing projects? d) Which solar cooking technology will appear/succeed in the future? e) How to inform and educate people in remote areas who are analphabets, don’t speak English and don’t have access to the internet? f) How to harmonize common public relations and other efforts to disseminate solar cookers between commercial and non-commercial institutions? g) How to bait negative attacks and publications against solar cookers? h) How to convince organizations for assistance to distribute solar cookers, like WorldVision, World Food Programme, etc.?
18:00   Closing session

22nd January 2016 - 14:15 Poster session

P1 - Reconstruction of the first Solar Furnace built by Father Himalaya; description, modeling and perspectives A. Darbon, R. Le Gall, A. Sanchez, J-J. Serra; Father Himalaya Friends Association, France
P2 - Extension of shelf life of fruits and vegetables by solar thermal drying with high solar fraction in temperate climates Wolfgang Striewe, Friedemar Schreiber, Kurt Schüle - Phoma GbR, Germany
P3 - Solar cooking in south Brazil: dissemination and barriers Elmo Dutra da Silveira Filho, Brazil
P4 - Necessary developments in Solar Cookers to make them more popular Ashok Kundapur, India
P5 - Solar Food Driers Charles Muwonge, PROJEKT HILFE Uganda e. V Germany and Kyamuliibwa, Uganda
P6 - A comparison of the optical solar power variation over a year for Parabolic Trough, Linear Fresnel and Scheffler industrial process heat systems De Wet van Rooyen, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
P7 - Saura Yatra - our reflections on solar-thermal applications James Dean Conklin, Alan Bigelow, Andrew Mattina, Solar Punch, USA
P8 - Efficient cookstoves &cooking energy for healthier living Dorothea Otremba –Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Germany
P9 - Status of Solar Cooking in Southern Africa Crosby Menzies, SunFire Solutions, South Africa
P10 - The behaviour of steam inside a vacuum evacuated tube Faustine L. Odaba, - CEO of Natural Resources and Waste Management Alliance - NAREWAMA, Kenya
P11 - “Solar kitchen live sessions” a tool for sharing the latest in solar technology for cooking Alejandra Blanco, Francisco Javier Macías, - Solar Show Cooking, Spain
P12 - Potential of portuguese fruits solar drying for human health and sustainability Cristina Silva, Marta Magalhães, Dora Santos, Sónia Castro, Teresa Brandão, Inês Ramos - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
P13 - Adsorption solar refrigerator Gonçalo Brites, Marco Fernandes, José Costa,Vítor Costa- ADAI/LAETA and U. Aveiro, Portugal
P14 - Four decades of solar cooking in Portugal: Dissemination, experiences and box cookers designs Júlio Piscarreta –Tá Sol, Portugal
P15 - Three million solar cookers worldwide impacting over eleven million people Julie Greene, Caitlyn Hughes – Solar Cookers International, USA

23th January 2016 (Extra and parallel activity)

9:00 to 14:00 Father Himalaya Public demonstration of solar cooking with several types of cookers. Enthusiasts of solar cooking having cookers are encouraged to come with their solar cookers and ingredients to be cooked at Campus da Penha. Interested people should contact the organizing committee for more details. This conference is also a tribute to Father Himalaya. He was a Portuguese priest, but also at same time a scientist and inventor in solar energy field.He invented a large parabolic-horn solar furnace, which was exhibited at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1904. Father Himalaya won the Grand Prix of this exhibition. The solar furnace reached a temperature of 2200ºC in focus zone and it was planned to produce potable water, to nitrated fertilizers for agriculture. Father Himalaya was a visionary of that era.