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  • Bio4Energy Graduate School

    • BTM 2017For students at the PhD and postdoctoral levels

    • Two generic courses reflecting the strength of the Bio4Energy cluster, with its unique layout of research and development covering the biorefinery value chain

    • Innovation and development activities in direct connection with Bio4Energy’s industrial partners

    • Close involvement of the Bio4Energy strategic partners: RISE Processum and Piteå Science Park

     

    Biorefinery Pilot Research

               

    Systems' Perspectives on Biomass Resources

    Bio4Energy Graduate School: 5 ECTS Bio4Energy Graduate School: 7.5 ECTS
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     Due to the spread of COVID-19,
    the next course start has been
    postponed until autumn 2021.

     

              

     

     

  • Biorefinery Pilot Research

    Biorefinery Pilot Research participantsExtent and credits: 5 ECTS                            

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    Objectives

    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;

    • Beware 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.


    Dates and locations -- Due to the spread of COVID-19 this course will not be given in autum 2020.

    A preliminary timeline for the next issue is given as follows:


    Autumn 2021

    Piteå, Sweden —  Late August - Early September

    • RISE Energy Technology Centre and Piteå Science Park


    Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden — Mid-to-late September

    • Örnsköldsvik: RISE Processum Pilot Park, MoRe Research pilots and Biorefinery Demonstration Plant

    • Umeå: Torrefaction Pilot (Campus Umeå) and Algae Pilot at Dåva/Umeå Energi (local energy utility)


    Umeå, Sweden — Mid-to-late October

    Presentation of case studies and final discussion/workshop.


    Contents

    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

    The application for enrolment in Biorefinery Pilot Research will open during the second quarter of 2021. We will post a link here to the registration form.

    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.

    For enquiries regarding the course content, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Popular PhD Course Cancelled, But New Online Introduction on Cards

    Sylvia Larsson Kumar Das 030620Sylvia Larsson is new coordinator for education in Bio4Energy. Here with co-worker Atanu Kumar Das.Bio4Energy is having to cancel this autumn’s course in the Bio4Energy Graduate School for advanced students. Biorefinery Pilot Research has been hugely popular for its on-location learning about pilot and demonstration facilities along the coast of northern Sweden. However, the risk for spread of the global Coronavirus means the course has been postponed to next year.

    “We will be giving the course as soon as things settle down; hopefully already in spring”, said This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., new coordinator for education in Bio4Energy.

    Instead an online introduction will be developed so that all PhD students and postdoctoral researchers interested in research and development in the area of wood biorefinery will have the possibility to learn more about the Bio4Energy research environment and the basics of its activities.

    “We are going to make something exceptional that will serve as an entry point to the Graduate School”, Larsson said;

    “It is about giving all PhD student the possibility to access what we have to offer. It will place the focus content of the hands-on courses in context. It gives students from different universities the possibility to study together. We have a lot of international students”, she explained.