This workshop sponsored by KIC InnoEnergy brings together students and industrials working in the field of biomass.
On the 18th of April took place the opening of the Spring Course on Biomass , organised by BEST student association and sponsored by KIC InnoEnergy. The workshop brings together foreign guest students from 17 European countries, biomass world experts and students from Grenoble. Two of the guest students are currently taking part to KIC InnoEnergy- ENTECH at CC Germany.
The course aims at introducing the challenges related to the Biomass recovery as well as the latest innovations in this field, both in the scientific research and in the industry.
For the opening of the event, Christophe Corre, CC France Education Officer, presented KIC InnoEnergy MasterSchool to an audience of around 100 students. The activities of KIC InnoEnergy in the biomass field were also presented.
Florian Castagno, from Areva Renewables, project manager of ADCUB , an innovation project supported by KIC InnoEnergy, participated to the the round table on the future of biomass. The project ADCUB develops an advanced unit for small scale biomass combustion plant. Other participants to the round table were Bernard Marchand of ENGIE and Frédéric Morel of General Electric and Christine Chirat from LGP2. The presence of speakers of three major industrials gave the students an overview of the latest progress on the field of biomass and a panorama of the innovations that industrials are working in. Arol Energy, a venture supported by CC France and dealing with biogas valorisation was also present at the event.
During the week the students will have the opportunity to visit research facilities at CEA, LGP2 and listen to specialists of the biomass. BEST is a student association that helps students to achieve an international mindset, to reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and to develop their capacity to work in culturally diverse environments. Their core activity is providing complementary education to the students as well as connections with the industry.