Summer Schools

A series of open access summer schools and workshops will take place as part of BRISK2 activities until 2022.

The next BRISK2 open access event is a joint workshop with H2020 and ECRIA project AMBITION (Advanced Biofuel with Energy System Integration) and will focus on  Early Stage Techno-Economic Assessment.

This free workshop is taking place at Aston University on Tuesday 17 September 2019. 

To reserve an early bird place now, please email with ‘Workshop Registration’ in the subject line. 

Agenda of the Ambition/BRISK2 and EERA Bioenergy Workshop

Early Stage Techno-economic Assessment

09:00 – 09:15  Welcome (A.V. Bridgwater, B. Wittgens)

09:15 – 10:00   Capital cost estimate of novel processes (A.V. Bridgwater)

10:00 – 12:30   Do we need new tools? (Introduction: N. Dahmen)
Workshop (including coffee break) on methodologies for tools on early stage assessment regarding indicators, sources and treatment of unerctainties in terms of capital & operational costs and market expectations.

12:30 – 13:00   Presentation of new EERA JP Bioenergy Sub-program on Sustainability/
Techno-Economic Analysis/Public Acceptance.

 13:00 – 14:00   Lunch and networking.

 14:00 – 16:00 What can we learn from case studies? Presentation and critical discussion of case studies on biorefinery technologies from AMITION, BRISK2 and other projects in two parallel sessions.

Introduction (N. Dahmen), Session A: Case study I + II, Session B: Case study III + IV

16:00 – 16:15   Wrap-up of the meeting presenting workshop and case study results and concluding on research demand and improvement of methodology


The next BRISK2 open access Summer School will take place in 2020.  

These events are ideal for early career researchers and industry professionals looking to expand their understanding of bioenergy and biofuels. Find out all about the first BRISK2 summer school below.

What?  Topics covered include biofuels, biomass, biorefineries, combustion, fermentation, anaerobic digestion, conversion technologies, energy vectors, techno-economics, policy and the environment, among many others, with presentations delivered by our expert speakers and workshops led by established biofuels researchers from across the BRISK2 network

Who?  Available to anyone engaged in biofuels research and looking to explore this innovative area.

Where?   Future event locations to be confirmed

When?   Future event dates to be confirmed

Cost? BRISK2 Summer Schools and Workshops are free to attend with light refreshments and lunch. Travel, accommodation, breakfast and dinners is not provided.



Summer School -Greece 2018

The first open access BRISK2 Summer School took place at CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece in June 2018. Presentations from the event are available below.

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Summer School 2018 - Presentations

The presentations delivered by our BRISK2 experts at the BRISK2 Biofuels Summer School 2018 at CERTH are now available to download. All presentations are subject to copyright. Contact for more information.


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