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BioEnergyTrain Student Camp 2019 in Linz - open for registration!

25.-28.02.2019 in Linz, Upper Austria - Join the interdisciplinary student camp and work alongside experts to develop solutions for real-life challenges of regional bio-based economy. You will expand your network, meet national and international professionals and get interesting hands-on experiences!

In February 2019, Kompetenzentrum Holz GmbH (Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry - Wood K plus) will organize a 3rd edition of the BioEnergyTrain Student Camp, where interdisciplinary groups of students will work together for 4 days to find innovative solutions for complex, real-world problems in biorefineries together with experts from Wood K plus and furthers excellent biorefinery researchers as well as industrial represents. That the wood pulp industry represent the first type of nonfood biorefinery producing value-added products will student learn in the frame of lectures and a site visit of Lenzing AG.

Currently the industrial utilization of raw materials from agriculture, forestry, landscape conservation, and organic waste management for large-scale converting industry and chemical industry is still in its beginnings. The concept of a biorefinery is analogous to a petroleum refinery where a feedstock, crude oil, is converted to fuels, chemical products, and energy. In the case of a biorefinery, plant biomass is used as a feedstock to produce a diverse set of products for all areas of life, such as fuels, chemicals, polymers, lubricants, adhesives, fertilizer, and energy.

For registration please write an Email to Prof. Dr. Birgit Kamm (b.kamm@kplus-wood.at). The participation is free of charge. The student camp is held in English.


More information and contact person:

Wood KPLUS Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kamm (Key Researcher Biorefinery)


A-4040 Linz

Altenberger Straße 69


Camp Programme
More information about the camp programme and the venue can be downloaded here. 
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N 656760.