ESEIA International Summer School 2022

Get the most out of your summer! Enrol in ESEIA International Summer School 2022 and further your personal and academic development.

Topic: Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Solutions for Climate-Friendly Energy Production

Timing: 19 – 30 September 2022

Mode of instruction: Online

Programme overview: The transition to a decarbonised world is happening and Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) solutions will have an important role in future energy systems when energy is produced by using renewable sources and the production and consumption should be balanced by LDES systems. The objective of this year’s edition of the ESEIA International Summer School is to provide a comprehensive overview of LDES solutions suitable for future energy systems. Through a combination of lectures and group projects, students attending the school will develop new insights into the topic, connect, and exchange ideas with peers and benefit from the expertise of lecturers from organising and partner universities. Check out our flyer for more information.

Who is it for: The ESEIA International Summer School 2022 is primarily aimed at Master and PhD level students. Bachelor’s degree students with good knowledge of the topic are also welcome to apply.

Credits: Participating students will be awarded 5 ECTS credits.

Registration: If you are interested in attending the school, please fill in the registration form. The deadline to apply is 11 September 2022. Please note that the available spots will be filled based on the order of registration. The course will be held in English.

Costs: Participation in ESEIA International Summer School 2022 is free, but attendants are responsible for covering all other possible costs.


ESEIA International Student Camp 2022

You are invited to take part in the ESEIA Student Camp 2022 to solve complex, real-world problems together with experts from industry and academia. Download our flyer!

  • Familiarize with the current biorefinery products, processes and challenges.
  • Work in small groups and learn about opportunities for market growth with a focus on bioresources.
  • Meet people with similar interests and start networking.
  • Reach beyond your limits at this year’s Student Camp.

Topic: Process Development and Evaluation in Biorefinery Industry

Timing: 26 – 30 September 2022

Host: The ESEIA Student Camp 2022 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. In case of restrictions due to health issues or other, the Student Camp will be changed to an online or hybrid format (registered participants would be notified ASAP).

Aim: The aim of the Student Camp is to challenge students to systematically solve complex, real-world problems related to bioenergy and biorefineries together with experts from industry and academia.


  1. Process integration for energy and water savings
  2. Evaluation of process alternatives: Renewables integration, Solar drying, Gas from Biomass
  3. Alternative feedstocks
  4. Ash upgrade

Target audience: 

  • Students enrolled in a Master/PhD program with the following backgrounds: Biorefinery/(Bio)Chemical/Mechanical/Material Engineering, Economics and Marketing
  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) working in industry or academia


  • Deadline for student applications: 15 July 2022 – register now
  • Selection will be based on CV and letter of motivation (support letters are welcomed, but optional)
  • Students will be informed of their acceptance no later than July 31st


  • Participation in ESEIA Student Camp 2022 is FREE!
  • Travelling to Lisbon, lodging and meals must be supported by the student’s own funds.

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ESEIA Conference 2022

Topic: Towards Climate Neutral Energy Communities

Host: ESEIA Member The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Date: 2 – 3 November 2022

Key topics addressed:

  • Climate change impact on energy needs and sources
  • Distributed energy generation and storage, new systems, approaches and materials
  • Sustainable heating and cooling
  • Positive energy buildings and districts
  • Embedded emissions and circular urban metabolism
  • Community engagement, climate education, behavioural approaches and strategies, energy poverty
  • Decarbonisations of local mobility systems
  • Emerging nature-based solutions
  • Green aesthetics and architecture
  • Policy and finance mix for the achievement of climate neutral communities

Delivery mode:

  • Hybrid (Nicosia and online platform)
  • Keynote speeches and panel discussions
  • 5 thematic ESEIA Working Group Sessions
  • Side events from current projects
  • Innovators’ space

More information coming soon!


ESEIA Lecture Series

Topic: Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality

Timing: The first lectures will take place during the winter and summer semesters of the academic year 2022/2023.

Delivery mode: The lectures will be delivered in person at the Auditorium (Aula) of the Graz University of Technology and live streamed online on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:00 CET.

Aim: The EU is at the forefront of the global energy transformation, but while it has made great strides in reducing GHG emissions, it still has much work to do to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. To decarbonise our economy and improve its sustainability, we must understand how different societal actors can mutually influence and support each other in the transformation process. The new ESEIA lecture series aims to provide the opportunity for intensive open debate on climate and energy transformation, highlighting the viewpoints of the main actors in science, education and training, business, politics, the media, and civil society. Check out our flyer for more information.

Key topics addressed:

  • Smart energy systems for a sustainable future
  • Decarbonisation of Energy-Intensive Industries (EIIs)
  • New European Bauhaus: sustainable aesthetics in the built environment
  • Sustainable mobility for urban resilience
  • The social aspects of the energy transition

Upcoming lectures:

  • 6 October 2022 | Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and their Applications | Brian Norton, Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute, Ireland.

This lecture will explore PV applications, what technologies are available, how they can be implemented, and what obstacles stand in their way.

  • 17 November 2022 | Repower Europe | Teresa Ponce de Leão, President of LNEG, Portugal.

This lecture will give a comprehensive overview of the green energy transition in Europe by looking at why we need to shift away from fossil fuels now and what it means for us as individuals and societies.

Register now to attend!

The full line-up of speakers will be announced soon.

Who is it for: European SMEs, local and regional governments, researchers from HEIs and ROs, and post-graduate students.

Costs: The lectures are free and open to all interested stakeholders, but registration is required.