Extent and credits: 7.5 ECTS Apply Now
On completion of the course, students will:
Be able to describe the biorefinery technologies represented in pilot scale facilities within the Bio4Energy infrastructure and know how to get access to them;
Be able to explain and discuss models for the roles of academia and functions of technical innovation systems and to critically evaluate real research facility cases based on these models;
Be aware of essentials regarding sampling, building of large-scale experimental equipment, fund raising, and intellectual property rights and;
Have gained access to interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas through networking activities.
Winter 2018: Piteå, Sweden — 12-14 March
Dates and locations
RISE Energy Technology Centre at Piteå, Piteå Science Park
Spring 2018: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden — 16-18 April
Processum Pilot Park, MoRe Research, Biorefinery Demonstration Plant
Umeå, Sweden — 2-4 May
Biomass Technology Centre; Umeå Plant Science Centre; torrefaction and algae pilot facilities, respectively
Final seminar: Umeå, Sweden — 30-31 May
Examination and workshop
The course consists of:
On-site demonstration of equipment and technology, lectures and laboratory work;
Lectures on essential subjects for large-scale biorefinery or bioenergy research and;
A project assignment, typically a case study of a technical innovation system at one of the pilot plants in the cluster.
Application and prerequisites
To apply for enrolment in Biorefinery Pilot Research, please click on the link 'Apply Now', at the top of this page. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2018.
This course is recommended for students with an interest in biorefinery at the PhD or postdoctoral level, as well as industry representatives who wish to learn about research and innovation as carried out at the biorefinery-related pilot and demonstration units lining the east coast of Northern Sweden.