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European Micro Gas Turbine Forum aims to foster commercial deployment of micro gas turbines to support the future of sustainable clean power generation


The European Micro Gas Turbine Forum is an initiative launched to foster the commercial deployment of micro gas turbines by setting the scenario where all stake holders have a platform to share knowledge and experience, collaborate and discuss a roadmap to move the technology forward. The main objective is thus to make fast progress that would otherwise not be possible under business as usual scenario.

The Forum will be supported on three pillars:

  • Advisory Board: comprising high level representatives of leading companies and academic institutions who will help to articulate the overarching aspects  of the micro gas turbine roadmap.

  • Micro gas turbine roadmap: an ambitious four-year plan starting 2017 and ending 2020 with clearly identified milestones that will be monitored at each meeting of the Forum.

  • Annual meeting: will include presentations covering all aspects of the technology including design and performance, integration with application systems, economics, policy-related aspects and intellectual property sharing. In addition, selected papers from submissions on related case studies will be presented. The successful accomplishment of the declared milestones will be evaluated in a dedicated session of each meeting.



Technology and Business models


Investment and IP protection


Applications and End-users




Professor Sayma (Chair)

Professor of Energy Engineering and Director of Thermo-Fluids Research Centre at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical, City University of London. Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Coordinator of the OMSoP project, the SolGATs project funded by InnovateUK and MOST both aim at developing micro gas turbine technology for concentrated solar power, and currently running NextMGT EU training programme.


Radu Anghel

Capstone Turbine Corporation. Director of Sales for Europe, Russia and CIS. Mechanical engineer from the Technical University of Timisoara, Romania, and MBA from the Kellogg Business School in Chicago. Several years of experience in international sales and international business development.

Tony Hynes

A director in Aurelia Turbine, a Finnish OEM of Micro Gas Turbines with past experience in GE, Calnetix, Capstone and Bowman turbines. Tony has excellent track record of value increasing deals with wide international network in field of power generation.

Shaun Sullivan

R&D Program Manager and Principal Engineer at Brayton Energy, an innovative R&D firm dedicated to making meaningful contributions in the field of environmentally responsible, sustainable energy production. Project experience includes microturbines, energy storage, concentrating solar power, hybrid electric gas turbine vehicle engines, biomass combustion, and compact heat exchangers (2008 - Present)

Alberto Traverso

Associate Professor of Energy Systems, University of Genoa, and member of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre. Visiting research scholar at NETL (USA) and member of the Board of Cycle Innovations Committee of IGTI-ASME. Vice-Review Chair for Turbo Expo’ 2017 and member of the International Advisory Committee for the Gas Turbine Society of Japan.

Seyed M Mohseni

Dr Seyed Mohseni, a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of successful track record in the field of power generation with focus on Micro Gas Turbines. He is the founder of Samad Power a specialised company in the field of MGTs.




David Sanchez (Co-Chair)

Professor of Energy Systems and Turbomachinery, University of Seville. Senior member of the research group in Thermal Power at USE, with an interest in microturbines and small turbomachinery applied to renewable and clean energy technologies. Current Chair of the Cycle Innovations Committee of the Gas Turbine Segment of ASME (formerly International Gas Turbine Institute) and Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.

Christer Bjorkqvist

Christer Björkqvist, Managing Director and co-founder of ETN, an international membership association with global members from the whole value chain in the field of gas turbine and turbomachinery technology research, development and operation. Co-ordinator of ETN’s Micro Turbine Working Group and several industry/EU-funded R&D and ISO standardisation projects. Strong knowledge in energy policy, management and project development with a graduation from Lund University in Sweden.

Mohsen Assadi

Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Stavanger, Norway. Experience in experimental studies on fuel flexibility applied to micro gas turbines. Visiting Profssor at Sheffield University, providing advice on Carbon Capture and Storage in Gas Turbine plants. Chair of the low carbon Technical Committee of the European Turbine Network and member of the EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS).

​​Juan Manuel Carrasco Solís

Professor of Electronic Technology at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Seville. Prof. Carrasco is also a co-founder of Green Power Technologies, a company providing solutions focused on grid integration of solar and wind energy, as well as on grid stability and energy transport.


Keun Ryu

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Director of the Turbomachinery laboratory at Hanyang University, Republic of Korea. Vanguard Chair of the Structures & Dynamics Committee of the Gas Turbine Segment of ASME since 2015. Chair of the Microturbines, Turbochargers & Small Turbomachines Committee of the ASME. Associate Editor of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers.


Federico Cernuschi

Head of Materials for Energy Research Group at RSE SpA – Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, Mr. Cernuschi gained his degree in physics at University of Milan. Since 1990 he has worked on the development and characterisation of coatings and materials for energy applications. He has been responsible for several EU funded projects on gas turbine materials. He is author of more than 60 papers.



EMGTF-2019 Stuttgart

The European Micro Gas Turbine Forum Conference is an event to promote the commercial deployment of micro gas turbines. Here, all stake holders have a platform to share knowledge and experience, collaborate and discuss a roadmap to move the technology forward.

The next European Micro Gas Turbine Forum conference (EMGTF2019) in its third edition will be held on the 21st and 22nd of November 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany hosted by DLR.

After the previous London and Madrid EMGTF, the 3rd edition of the Forum will focus on the direct applications of micro gas turbines and will concentrate the discussion on the customer: the end-user.


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EMGTF-2018  Madrid

The second European Micro Gas Turbine Forum conference (EMGTF2019) in its third editionwas held on the 26th and 27th of November 2018 in Madrid, hosted by ALTRAN. Keynotes in the first day delivered the view of investors while in the 2nd day on intellectual property management.



EMGTF-2017 London

The first European Micro Gas Turbine Forum (EMGTF) was held at City University of London on the 14th and 15th of December 2017. The meeting is co-organised by City University of London and University of Seville

The meeting included:

  • Keynote talks by experts on the MGT technology and related business models and energy policy matters required to facilitate wide market deployment.

  • Case studies on MGT aspects presented by industry and research organisations

Details of the meeting can found on: 



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