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BET: BioEnergyTrain, Development of advanced curriculum for higher education focusing on bioenergy value chain and its integration in electricity system, biomass and biofuel cycles

Webpage: http://www.bioenergytrain.eu/

  • EU, Horizon 2020
  • Duration: 2015 – 2020
  • CoordinatorEseia, Austria

Description: 

Research into new energy methods is an urgent and critical need for reducing humanity’s carbon footprint. It is dependant upon a flow of newly qualified persons in the following areas: renewable energy, new energy materials and methods, smart buildings and transport and infrastructure management.

Bioenergy is at the cross-roads of many important European policies: Strategic Energy Technology Plan Roadmap, Education and Training (SET-Plan), European Bioeconomy Strategy and European Food Safety and Nutrition Policy. The development in this field is stalled sue to a lack of cohesion and integration among stakeholders, a lack of qualified personnel and poor linkage between professional training and industry needs.

BioEnergyTrain binds together fifteen partners from six EU countries, creating new post-graduate level curricula in key bioenergy disciplines, and a network of tertiary education institutions, research centers, professional associations, and industry stakeholders.  The curricula encompasses the whole value chain of bioenergy from field/forest to integration into the sustainable energy systems of buildings, settlements and regions.

Partners:

Energy Agency Styria, Austria

Eseia, Austria

LNEG, Portugal

TUHH, Germany

TU Graz, Austria

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

UTBV, Romania

UTwente, Nedetlands