Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Help to set the agenda for bioenergy education and training in Europe

30.06.2006
ThermalNet, a bioenergy R&D network funded by the European Commission, is conducting a two-part survey on the supply and demand for higher education and training in the bioenergy field in Europe. Survey results will be used to benchmark this emerging field and to identify gaps and opportunities in bioenergy education and training over the next 5-15 years.

Renewable energy sources are expected to provide up to 50% of the world’s energy supply by 2050, with bioenergy widely anticipated to be the biggest contributor.

The resulting boom in the bioenergy sector is expected to create a wealth of new agricultural, industrial and research jobs, underlining the importance of high quality education and training in the field of bioenergy. Employment projections for bioenergy jobs in Europe vary from around 250,000 to 1,000,000 new jobs being created in the bioenergy sector by 2010.

Despite this anticipated growth, very little work has been done to develop and analyse the emerging field of higher education and training in bioenergy.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to complete the surveys. The first survey, ‘Mapping of existing activities’ aims to collect information on all current undergraduate, Masters, PhD and training or short courses involving bioenergy in the EU. The second survey, ‘Investigation of Existing Needs’ is aimed at the bioenergy industry and the public sector to determine the medium to long-term needs for human resources and skills in bioenergy. Each survey can be completed online in about 15 minutes, please go to: http://crear.unifi.it/survey

Survey results, apart from confidential information, will be available on the ThermalNet website and will be used to make recommendations to improve the field and to promote existing courses.

“The implementation of high-level, well designed educational activities is essential to provide the EU bioenergy industry with trained producers, scientists and researchers and engineers and managers. This study should give us a clear picture of supply and demand for education and training in the sector, so that we can build a stronger base to support the growing bioenergy industry in Europe,” said Dr. David Chiaramonti of the University of Florence, who is leading the initiative.

Dr. David Chiaramonti | alfa
Further information:
http://www.thermalnet.co.uk

More articles from Power and Electrical Engineering:

nachricht Electrical fields drive nano-machines a 100,000 times faster than previous methods
19.01.2018 | Technische Universität München

nachricht ISFH-CalTeC is “designated test centre” for the confirmation of solar cell world records
16.01.2018 | Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH

All articles from Power and Electrical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

10th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Münster, 10-11 April 2018

08.01.2018 | Event News

See, understand and experience the work of the future

11.12.2017 | Event News

Innovative strategies to tackle parasitic worms

08.12.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Let the good tubes roll

19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences

How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism

19.01.2018 | Health and Medicine

Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

19.01.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>