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CE-HEAT: Comprehensive Model of Waste Heat Utilization in CE Regions

Support of the potential waste heat utilization in Central Europe to achieve the energy savings.

The project focuses on the use of waste heat that is in energy savings. The waste heat is such that it cannot be used by its producer (company, municipality), e. g. cooling or combustion facilities. Such heat can be used by another entity, which is forced to produce it for itself. Energy savings therefore represent an opportunity for both financial savings and for environmental protection. They are also a way of how to raise energy safety. The focus of the project and involvement of UJEP is a logical reaction to the specific needs of the region.
The Czech Republic has a potential of approximately 5 PJ savings in waste heat. The project will focus on the identification of the possible use of waste heat in this region in cooperation with self-governing regions, municipalities and companies. The result of the project will be a real application in the form of a pilot project. The goal of the project is also to create a system which would allow to identify the possibilities of waste heat use even after the end of the project, for example by using the data flows within the legal obligations of the companies and municipalities (for example by using the area energy conceptions). CE-HEAT will also enhance a mutual cooperation of foreign and Czech academic institutions, regional and municipal self governing authorities and business sphere.
Besides the Czech Republic there are 5 other European countries involved in this 3 year project realized within priority axis 2 Cooperation in the area of low carbon strategies in Central Europe.

Funding Agency: Interreg Central Europe
Duration: 5/2016–4/2019
Contact Person: Jiří Louda (
Researchers: Jiří Louda, Lenka Zemková, Ondřej Vojáček (NCEU), Jan Brabec (NCEU), Jan Macháč (NCEU)
In Cooperation with: National Center for Energy Savings (Czech Republic),  E-ZAVOD (Slovenia),  APE FVG – Agenzia Per l’Energia del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Energetski institut Hrvoje Požar (Croatia),  Dravske elektrarne Maribor (Slovenia), Technologieoffensive Burgenland GmbH (Austria), Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-Agentur GmbH (Germany), Poltegor – Instytut (Poland)
Web-site: Project CE-HEAT website

Facebook page CE-HEAT


Interdisciplinary Bilateral Winter and Summer School on Energy Systems in Austria and the Czech Republic

Non semester course for Czech and Austrian students supported by Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group (CZ-AT EEG).

The Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group (CZ-AT EEG) was established in 2002 by the agreement of Czech Minister of Foregin Affairs Cyril Svoboda and Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environmnent and Water Management Wilhelm Molterer. Experts (mostly academic) in energy, economics and energy policy operate in the group.
The aim of this expert group is to support public discussion in the wider range of Czech and Austrian experts on energy, environment and society issues. To this aim, the group presents innovative energy policy topics, organizes joint seminars, discussions, prepares summer schools and educational courses at universities, processes expert studies, publishes and other activities.
The Interdisciplinary Bilateral Winter and Summer School on Energy Systems in Austria and the Czech Republic is an extra-semester course organized across Czech and Austrian universities, attended by 10 Czech and 10 Austrian student every year. The course includes lectures, excursions and bilateral cooperation of students over the selected project.

Funding Agency: AKTION Austria – Czech Republic (AKTION Česká republika – Rakousko)
Duration: continuously / annually
Contact Person: Lenka Zemková, e-mail:
Researchers:  Jiří Louda, Lenka Zemková
In Cooperation with: Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group (CZ-AT EEG)


E-klima: E-learning Model for Lifelong Learning in Selected Area of Environment

Creating an e-learning course focusing on the nature and social science themes related to climate, climate change and earth sciences.

The main aim of the project is to prepare a tutorial model for e-learning courses for lifelong learning in selected spheres of the environment (focused on climate and its change) and thus to ensure both the quality and quantity of information about environmental protection.

Funding Agency: Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Duration: 2007–2010
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (
Researchers: Jiřina Jílková, Tomáš Kubálek, Jiří Přibil, Pavlína Furgaláková, Šárka Šebková, Sabina Hliněnská, Alena Kováčová
In Cooperation with: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Outputs: Project E-klima website
Use of Results: E-learning cource “E-klima”


TranSust: The Policy Scenarios of Converting to Sustainable Economic Structures

Modelling the influences of introducing sustainable development policies on the economy of selected European countries.

The project aims to define different development scenarios (national policies, programmes etc.) and their significance for the European Strategy for Sustainable Development.
As a first step models and research methods were improved in accordance with Extended Impact Assessment principles. It was necessary to communicate with all the key partners at national levels. Performing of an analysis of the present and future development of policies and trends in the field of sustainable development was the next important step, which was followed by creation of a hypothesis sensitivity model.
Finally, recommendations for policy-making were formulated.

Funding Agency: 6th Frame Program (the EU)
Duration: 2006 – 2009
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (
Researchers: Jiřina Jílková, Sabina Hliněnská, Jiří Louda
In Cooperation with: Oesterreichisches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung, Zentrum fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH, Société de Mathématiques, Appliquées et de Sciences Humaines, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for World Economics, Lodz Institute for Forecasting and Economic Analyses, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Universitaet Hamburg
Web-site: Project TranSust website


Europe Agreement – Pre-Accession Strategy: Economic Impacts of Implementing Legislation which Approximates EU Environmental Legislation – Preparatory Study: AIR

Economic and legal analysis of the impacts of approximation with EU Environmental legislation.

The overall objective of the project was to prepare a preliminary estimate of the economic and financial impacts of the implementation of EU legislation on air protection and to create a starting point for a more detailed follow-up study. Within the project there was also a comparison of EU and Czech legislation in the field of air protection and the degree of approximation of Czech legislation to EU legislation. Based on this, the basic and additional costs of implementing the Czech legislation in relation to the approximation to the relevant EU legislation were estimated. This estimatation included consideration of necessary changes in institutions, management, enforcement and monitoring (including relevant investment and operating costs).

Funding Agency: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Duration: 1997–1998
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (
Researchers: Jiřina Jílková, Václav Červenka, Milan Damohorský, Zdeněk Štěpánek

The output was an analysis of the economic and legal impacts of the implementation of EU legislation on atmospheric protection. Furthermore, conclusions based on past outputs included the necessary scope of activities, timing and budget requiredfor for follow-up studies considered by the Ministry of Environment to be necessary to develop a detailed approximation strategy in the field of air protection, based on more detailed considerations of economic and financial impacts.