As the conference chair of the 7th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, it is my pleasure to invite you to join me in Seville in September 2023 for the biennial meeting of our Organic Rankine Cycle community, which is brought to you by KCORC and University of Seville.
The long-term objectives set forth by the European Commission in the Green Deal call for a concerted effort of our scientific community, the industry and the European administration. Time is short and hence joint mechanisms for the planning and implementation of new technologies and solutions which can tackle these objectives timely and effectively are of paramount importance. This has become even more relevant in recent months, where social and political tension worldwide has put security of supply and energy independence at the forefront of energy transition together with global (environmental, economic, social) sustainability.
Past editions of the conference and recent publications of the Knowledge Center on Organic Rankine Cycle have shown that ORC technology is already a cornerstone of energy transition, thanks to its versatility, flexibility and reliability. The market is growing (number of installations and rated output of individual units) and expanding into new energy sources and applications. It is hence about the right time to join our community and to strengthen your network in order to become a key contributor to solving the challenges ahead of us.
Therefore, I am very happy to welcome the ORC community in person and for real to the hospitable and vibrant city of Seville in September 2023! We are all looking forward to your high-level research contributions, ranging from fundamental to applied topics, as well as presentations of the latest products and solutions by the industry.
Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation within your network and spread this announcement to peers and colleagues.
Prof. David T. Sánchez Martínez
The Knowledge Center on Organic Rankine Cycle technology (KCORC) promotes the interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between dedicated international professionals from academia, industry, governmental agencies and policy makers. The aim is to advance the research, development and implementation of ORC technology by means of providing relevant technical and scientific information, organizing technical conferences and workshops, fostering engineering education, and advising on proper regulation.