BET: BioEnergyTrain, Development of advanced curriculum for higher education focusing on bioenergy value chain and its integration in electricity system, biomass and biofuel cycles
- EU, Horizon 2020
- Duration: 2015 – 2020
- Coordinator: Eseia, Austria
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.