SAE² 2014

From 24th to 28th August, 2014 the Student Association of Energy (SAE) organized the first edition of the SAE Summer Academy on Energy at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Budapest, Hungary. The main goal was to provide an opportunity to undergraduate, MSc, and PhD students from all over the world to get acquainted with the recent visions and developments of sustainable technologies in the field of future fuels (e-mobility, biofuels, fuel cells and CNG/LPG/LNG) and sustainable urban transportation, while making contacts and friendships for their future in a pleasant atmosphere.

The Academy included 10 professional lectures, 2 site visits and a 3-day-long life-cycle assessment task, where the participants worked in groups, with the main goal to facilitate the interest about the field of future fuels, and encourage the participants to work in international environment. You can find the program HERE.

Besides the professional programs, we organized social programs to make the desired informal interaction between the participants possible and also gave a little overview of Budapest.

On the 1st SAE Summer Academy on energy we could welcome 28 students from 13 different countries. The participats arrived from very different part of the field: There were student from the field of civil engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, power engineering, electrical engineering such as student form the field of energy or sustainability management.


  • Introduction to LCA & The use of LCA in practice - Tímea SIPOSNÉ MOLNÁR (Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Management and Logistics, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research Institute for Logistics and Production Engineering (BAY-LOGI))
  • Global fuel consumption in light duty vechicle transportation - Péter GYENES (Manager Strategic, organisational, operational and management consulting services for Energy sector, PwC)
  • Future of transportation and fuels - András HOLLÓ (Product Knowledge Center Manager Downstream Development, MOL Group)
  • Alternative gaseous fuels - Henrik DOMANOVSZKY (Transportation Engineer Expert, President of Hungarian Gas Transport Cluster Association (MGKKE))
  • Past, present and future of the E-mobility - Tamás JÁSZAY (Head of Corporate Development ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ Group and RWE Hungaria)
  • EV Charging infrastructure, Intelligent charging solutions - Attila BALOGH (Senior Sales Engineer, Motors and Drives, E-mobility/Solar Inverter, ABB Ltd.)
  • Hydrogen as a new fuel. Innovation & Experience - Zoltán NAGY PhD(Energy Manager, Eastern Europe & Middle East, Central Procurement, Linde Group)
  • Way Forward to Zero Emission in Public Transportation - István WAHL (Executive Director of MABI-BUS, member of the Evopro Group)
  • Long range Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Budapest - László Sándor KERÉNYI (Head of Transport Strategy at the Division of Strategy, Development and Investment of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport)

Sponsors, Partners





Organizing Comittee


Balázs Károly GYÖRGY

Boglárka ERDŐS