Events at Department of Energy Technology

Industrial/PhD Course: Resources and Technology Pathways for Advanced Biofuels


27.03.2017 kl. 08.30 - 31.03.2017 kl. 16.00



Associate Professor Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Aalborg University Esbjerg


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




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



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.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Esbjerg Campus, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg