Welcome to Sustainable Biomass Resources and Technology Pathways for Biogas and Biorefineries

Description: The course will give an overview of biomass resource studies and mapping; What is sustainable biomass and how to certify; types of biomass (e.g. woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops and algaes etc.); pretreatment technologies & physical and chemical characteristics; biomass conversion technologies; mainly focused on biochemical (anaerobic digestion and fermentation processes) conversion processes; Bioefinery processes into fuels and higher value products; advanced biofuels from biomass; liquid biofuels for transportation; biogas and methanization; valueadded processing of biofuel residues; economic and environmental assessments; policies and future R&D.

- The role of biomass resources in the global renewable energy supply.
- Sustainablity & biomass mapping.
- Substrate characteristics & pretreatment methods.
- Conversion processes and conversion technologies for liquid and gaseous biofuels
- Anearobic digestion and optimized biogas production – incl. Study tour during the course.
- Biorefinery production of advanced biofuels and other medium to high value refinery products.

Organizer: Associate Professor Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen - Aalborg University and Associate Professor Mette Hedegaard Thomsen - Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professors Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen & Mette Hedegaard Thomsen - Aalborg University and Post Doc Tanmay Chaturvedi, ET - AAU


Time: 6-10 May 2019

Place: Aalborg University, Esbjerg


Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 15 April 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registration.