"Friends of Sorption" Workshop


Mission Statement

What do we need to advance sorption technologies towards more real life products?

What are the most competing technologies and where and how can we be better?

What can we learn from both success stories and failures?

Let’s meet and try to agree on a common understanding and a workplan to turn more sorption ideas into real products.



Monday, July 16, 2018 - Wednesday, July 18, 2018.



Monday, July 16th

12:00 Welcome and Introduction

13:00 Buffet lunch

14:30 Keynotes

                           Andreas Hauer: Sorption is like a glove...it has to fit to make you comfortable

                           Uli Jakob: Is Thermal Cooling a sleeping giant or just wishful thinking?

                           Marco Guerra: title tbc, sorption heating systems.

                           Yukitaka Kato and Keiko Fujioka: Sorption in Mobile Applications: Requirements and Challenges

16:30 - 17:30 Flashlights

                           2 slides of recent exiting developments 2 min max. -> please send topics and slides beforehand 

17:30 - 19:00 Structure and procedure of Day 2 

                           decision on technical topics for groups (morning) and markets/competing technologies (afternoon) 

20:00 Social dinner in a seafood restaurant on the beach (30 minutes by bus). Please bring your swimsuit and a towel (http://www.bagnomistral.it/index.php)

Tuesday, July 17th

9:00 workshop in small groups, focus: Technologies

13:00 Buffet lunch

14:30 workshop in small groups, focus: Markets

19:30 Social dinner in the citycenter (http://www.grandhotelduomo.it/)

Wednesday, July 18th

9:00 workshop to finalise next steps according to the needs defined Tuesday

13:00 Light lunch

14:30 Final recap and closure

16:00 - 21:30 Social tour in the Chianti region with (optional) wine tasting (http://www.fattoriadipetroio.com/it/)



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Friends of Sorption 2018



CNR research area in Pisa (Tuscany)

Via G. Moruzzi,1, 56124 Pisa, Italy



The CNR research area is located nearby the Pisa city center and approximately 6 km away from the international airport “Galileo Galilei”.

Furthermore, Pisa can be easily reached by train, bus or car.

Detailed information about transportation can be found here: http://www.area.pi.cnr.it/index.php/how-to-reach-us-1


Meeting Rooms

Entering the CNR research area, just go to the large building to the right.

Once come into the building, stay at the ground floor and go to the left. 

Meeting rooms are those numbered 27, 28, 29 and 30.



Many Bed & Breakfasts, budget and luxury hotels are available at Pisa. Because July is the high travel season, all recommended Hotels are already booked.

Try to use the common hotel booking engines (e.g. https://www.hrs.de or https://www.booking.com) to book your hotel room.


Participation Fee

Participation fee full member (incl. social dinners): 400,00 EUR

Participation fee full member (incl. social dinners and social events): 440,00 EUR

Participation fee accompanying person (incl. social dinners): 100,00 EUR

Participation fee accompanying person (incl. social dinners and social events): 140,00 EUR

[For example, the participation fee for a full member that includes coffee breaks, buffet lunches, social dinners and social events is: 440,00 EUR (22% Italian VAT included)]



You can register online until July 11, 2018.

After your registration, please send a copy of the bank transfer / PayPal receipt and your registration form per eMail.


If you have special dietary requirements or other special needs or if you have some questions and / or remarks, please don't hesitate to send an eMail to: yeswemeetagain@sorptionfriends.org