2 Sep
14 Oct


PhD course: Biorefinery Pilot Research, 5 ECTS

seminars, workshops |

This course is co-hosted by the Bio4Energy Graduate School in collaboration with RISE Energy Technology Center (ETC) and RISE PROCESSUM. The course is suited for people interested in the future of biorefineries, especially students at doctoral and postdoctoral levels, as well as people from industry who want to increase their knowledge and insight into the innovation chain.

The course will provide an overview of

  • the biorefinery technologies represented in the pilot/demonstration scale facilities within the Bio4Energy environment.
  • Insight into various approaches for physical upscaling of research facilities and examples of challenges and benefits when performing research in large-scale facilities.
  • Understanding of the societal landscape for taking biorefinery research to implementation.
  • Access to interdisciplinary exchange through networking activities with the participants

For more information please check the course broschure.


Time: 2024-09-02 - 2024-10-14
City: Umeå/Piteå/Örnsköldsvik
Organiser: Departnet of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Last signup date: 1 June 2024
Additional info:

Course contents: i) On-site at pilot and demonstration facilities: Demonstrations, lectures and interactive seminars ii)  Biorefinery pilot and demonstration R&D: Concepts of technical innovation system, knowledge and skills of importance issues in pilot and demonstration R&D: Lectures, literature and interactive seminars and iii) Technology upscaling within your own research field: Group/individual work to describe, compare, and discuss the current state-of-the-art (approaches, bottlenecks, actor constellations, etc.) – Written report and examination seminar.

Course fee and accommodation: The course fee is SEK 6,000 for academic participants not member of Bio4Energy and SEK 12,000 for participants from industry. The course fee includes all course materials, social events, amenities, meals and accommodation.

Registration; Registration should be done using the registration form on the Bio4Energy website.