Bioenergy is at the cross-roads of several important European policies, from the Strategic Energy Technology Plan Roadmap on Education and Training (SET-Plan) to the European Bioeconomy Strategy to European Food Safety and Nutrition Policy. European development in this prioritised field is stalled due to a lack of qualified personnel, a lack of cohesion and integration among stakeholders, and poor linkage between professional training and industry needs. To adress these problems, the BioEnergyTrain project brings together fifteen partners from six EU countries to create new post-graduate level curricula in key bioenergy disciplines, and a network of tertiary education institutions, research centres, professional associations, and industry stakeholders encompassing the whole value chain of bioenergy from field/forest to integration into the sustainable energy systems of buildings, settlements and regions. The project will foster European cooperation to provide a highly skilled and innovative workforce across the whole bioenergy value chain, closely following the recommendations of the SET-Plan Education Roadmap.
- Two European Master Programmes: Biorefinery Engineering (BRE) at the TU Graz and the Bioresources Value Chain Management (BVM) at the University of Twente
- 19 BET course materials available
- BET publication on ‘Theory and Practice of European Co-operative Education and Training for the Support of Energy Transition’ published in the Springer open-access Journal Energy, Sustainability and Society