Wageningen, Netherlands

PhD Summer School ZELCOR "Zero waste biorefineries"

when 2 September 2018 - 6 September 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 450

A dedicated summer school training on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of twenty academic and industrial international specialists in this biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based overview on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies. Key challenging topics will be addressed, such as biomass availability and mobilization, recalcitrant waste characterization by a set of complementary analytical methods, enzymatic and chemical conversions of lignin into functional biomolecules, development of new bio-based sustainable value chains.
In parallel with plenary lectures, the participants will have the chance to apply their acquired knowledge through case studies carried out in groups, and .... to go out and visit a Dutch biorefinery factory.

Course leader

Dr Richard Gosselink (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, the Netherlands)

Target group

The course is aimed at PhD candidates, other researchers and employees of industries interested in bio-based products, NGOs or governmental organisations.

Course aim

A panel of specialists in the biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies.

Credits info

1 EC
0.5 extra ECTS credits for participants who present a poster

Fee info

EUR 450: PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG: € 250
Other PhD candidates + ZELCOR members: € 450
EUR 750: University staff / Non-Profit: € 750
Industry / For-Profit: € 1500

Scholarships

No Scholarships offered