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Theocharis Tsoutsos
Professor, Renewable Energy Sources Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory Division I: Environmental Management, Hellenic Republic

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  • 1990: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA
  • 1990: Degree in Economics, Department of Economic Sciences, National and Capodistrian University of Athens
  • 1984: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTUA

Research Interests

The Laboratory is active in a wide range of Applied Research and Technological Development, Energy Planning, and Sustainable Energy Management to:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems:
  • Design of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Systems
  • Biofuels
  • Integration and applications of RES and Sustainable Buildings

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

In progress:

  • CIVITAS Destinations: Demonstrate innovative measures for enhancing sustainable mobility in Europe’s touristic destinations, (H2020, Sep 2016- Nov. 2020)
  • CIVITAS SUMP-UP: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Pathways and Links to Urban Systems (H2020, Sep 2019-Aug. 2022)
  • ECENEF: Economic aspects of the energy efficiency of EU countries (ERASMUS+/JEAN MONNET, Oct. 2018 - Sep. 2020)
  • Research on Solar exploitation in the water pumping systems of the Local Organisations for Land Reclamation – Phase A&B (contracted by the Region of Crete, Dec 2018-Nov 020)
  • COMPOSE: Rural COMmunities engaged with POSitive Energy (Nov. 2016 – Jan. 2020)
  • Distinctions and Awards
  • Member of the Board of RMEI -réseau méditerranéen des ecoles d'ingénieurs et de management, 2018-)
  • Member of European Biomass Panel Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) (2018-)
  • Member of the editorial board of the scientific journals: Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier, 2019-); Energy Efficiency (SpringerNature, 2019-); Energies (mdpi, 2017-); Inventions (mdpi, 2017-); Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports (Springer, 2013-); Int. J. of Sust Built Environment (Elsevier, 2015-); AIMS Energy (AIMS Press, 2013-)
  • Advisor to the World Tourism Organisation on near Zero Energy Hotels

Recent Publications

  • Spyros Foteinis, Efthalia Chatzisymeon, Alexandros Litinas, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Used-cooking-oil biodiesel: Life cycle assessment and comparison with first- and third-generation biofuel”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 153, Pp 588-600, June 2020
  • A. Smaragdakis, S. Kamenopoulos, T. Tsoutsos, "How risky is the Introduction of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in a Mediterranean town?", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, accepted to be published, 2020.
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Tryfon Daras and Theocharis Tsoutsos, “, How much energy efficient are Renewable Energy Sources cooperatives’ initiatives?”, Energies, 2020, 13, 1136
  • Marina Giamalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Sustainable siting of solar power installations in Mediterranean using a GIS/AHP approach”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 141, pp 64-75, October 2019.
  • Maria Hatzisymeon, Sotiris Kamenopoulos, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Risk Assessment of the life-cycle of the Used Cooking Oil-to-biodiesel supply chain", Journal of Cleaner Production,Vol. 217, pp 836-843, April 2019.
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Nikolaos Savvakis, Tryfon Daras and Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Analysis of the energy consumption behavior of European RES cooperatives members”, Energies 2019 12, 970.
  • Maria Frangou, Maria Aryblia, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, Renewable energy Performance Contracting in the tertiary sector. Standardization to overcome barriers in Greece, Renewable Energy, 125:829-839, September 2018.
  • Ioannis Petidis, Maria Aryblia, Tryfon Daras, Theocharis Tsoutsos, Energy saving, and thermal comfort interventions based on occupants’ needs. A students’ residence building case, Energy and Buildings, Volume 174, 1 September 2018, Pages 347-364.
  • S. Foteinis, A.G. Antoniadis, T. Tsoutsos, Life cycle assessment of algae-to-biodiesel shallow pond production systems in the Mediterranean: influence of species, pond type, by-product valorization and electricity mix, Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 12(4), July/August 2018, pp 542-558.