- Start date: 12 January 2021
- End date: 14 January 2021
- Duration: Three days
- Fees: £925 or £360 for any one day
- Venue: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds
About the course
The 2021 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2020 course details for further information by clicking the course programme link.
Biomass is a key element in government plans to increase renewable energy sources and reduce greenhouse gases. Bioenergy has environmental and economic impacts, and is unique as a renewable fuel since it can contribute to all three energy sectors – electricity, heat and transport fuels.
In the UK, imported white wood pellets are a major fuel, but energy crops, such as short rotation willow coppice and miscanthus as well as forestry residues, agricultural residue and waste woods, all find use in the production of electricity and heat.
What will I learn?
This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the status and developments in energy delivery from biomass combustion. The focus will mainly be on biomass for electricity and heat. This course looks at fuel supply options and the emissions and plant performance implications. The use of biomass for energy production has several associated technical, environmental and socioeconomic challenges. Some of these, particularly the technical challenges, will be addressed in this course.
How will I benefit?
The course will give you a sound understanding of the fundamentals and practicalities of:
the basics of solid biomass combustion
dedicated biomass installations
solid biomass for electricity generation
biogas and landfill gas for process heat and power generation
sustainability of biomass supply chains
Who should attend?
This course will be of particular interest to you if you’re:
a process engineer or chemist new to the bioenergy field
a regional developer wanting to obtain a technical perspective on bioenergy
an energy and environmental manager interested in using bioenergy
a process heat system designer interested in biomass as a heat source.
Basics of solid biomass combustion
Solid biomass sustainability
Introduction to biomass, bioenergy and combustion
Combustion and emissions
Combustion and emissions continued
Biomass Installations - industry perspective
Challenges in combustion
Biomethane - gas to grid
The highs and lows of renewable energy
Click the programme button above to see all confirmed academic and guest industry speakers on the course.
Professor Jenny Jones
Director, Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy
£925 full 3 day course
£360 for any one day
Fees are VAT exempt
cost of tuition
lunches and light refreshments
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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds
Detailed directions (including the exact location for the course registration and presentation room) will be sent out with the delegate joining instructions.
The nearest public car park is Woodhouse Lane (multi storey) at LS1 3HQ. The car park is open 24 hours. Please click here for information and location details. Please note this car park is a fifteen minute walk to/ from our building and delegates should allow ample time to park and register for the course.
Car parking for visitors is unavailable at the University.
You’re responsible for organising your own evening meals and accommodation, except on Tuesday when the course dinner is included. A list of hotels close to the University is available and will be provided with your course joining instructions.
What our delegates say
"A great overview of the entire biomass industry for people at all levels"
"Excellent overview of biomass, from supply chain to domestic market to power generation and industrial heating"
"An excellent insight into the world of biomass and biomass combustion. Excellent technical content would recommend to any future delegates".
Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: 0113 343 2494
This course has been developed in conjunction with SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub and the EPSRC Leeds Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy. The SUPERGEN team at Leeds is based within the Energy Research Institute (ERI), which is the largest academic research establishment in the UK focused on energy and resources research and development.