Welcome to Resources and Technology Pathways for Advanced Biofuels


Description: The course will give an overview of biomass resource study and mapping; sustainability; types of biomass (e.g. woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops and algaes etc.); pretreatment & characteristics; biomass conversion technologies; themochemical (hydrothermal liquefaction, pyrolysis, gasification) and biochemical (anaerobic digestion) conversion processes; advanced biofuels from biomass; liquid fuels (bioethanol, biodiesel, synthetic fuels from biocrude, drop-in fuels); biogas and methanization; value-added processing of biofuel residues; economic and environmental assessments; policies and future R&D.

  • The role of biomass resources in the global renewable energy supply.
  • Substrate characteristics & pretreatment methods.
  • Sustainablity & biomass mapping.
  • Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information System).
  • Energy conversion processes and conversion technologies (hydrothermal liquefaction and anaerobic digestion etc.).
  • Jet-A-fuels production by conversion of lignocellulosic or algae feedstock’s
  • Biorefinery production of advanced biofuels and other medium to high value refinery products

Organizer: Associate Professor Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, email: jhn@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Saqib Sohail Toor, Aalborg University and Postdoc Katharina P. Meyer, Aalborg University


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 27 - 31 March 2017, each day 9:00 to 16:00


Zip code: 6700

City: Esbjerg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 6. March 2017


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 registrations.