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 Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cell with 21.9 % Efficiency: Fraunhofer ISE Again Holds World Record
20.02.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

nachricht Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait
17.02.2017 | Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Switched-on DNA

20.02.2017 | Materials Sciences

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

20.02.2017 | Health and Medicine

Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain

20.02.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>