Greencarbon Research School

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Students, Employees, Business
03-07-2017 09:00 to 04-07-2017 17:00
Campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent
Belén González Garcia
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The Research School will focus on the topic of thermochemical conversion of biomass for the production of char and functional carbon materials.


Monday 3 July        

8u30 - 9u15           Registration (with coffee)

9u15 - 9u45           Welcome address speech and introduction to the summer school - Frederik Ronsse (UGent)

9u45 - 10u45         Thermochemical processing of biomass - overview of the wet & dry conversion routes - Frederik Ronsse (UGent)

10u45 - 11u15         Coffee Break

11u15 - 12u30         Pressurized slow pyrolysis to improve the carbonization efficiency - Joan Manya (Unizar)

12u30 - 13u45        Lunch (sandwiches)

13u45 - 14u45        Biomass Fast pyrolysis - Katie Chong (Aston)

14u45 - 15u45        Hydrothermal carbonization of biomass - Andrea Kruse (Uhohenheim)

15u45 - 16u15         Coffee Break

16u15 - 17u00        Discussion - Q&A - Introduction of ESR's new to the consortium

18u00                     Social (evening) activity

20u00                    Dinner

Tuesday 4 July       

09u00 - 09u15      Start day 2

09u15 - 10u15        Biomass feedstock for thermochemical conversion - Christine Rossberg (Fraunhofer)

10u15- 10u45         Coffee Break

10u45 - 12u00       Pyrolysis reaction fundamentals - Frederik Ronsse (UGent)

12u00 - 13u30       Lunch

13u30 - 15u00       Commercial case studies of thermochemical conversion - Wolter Prins (UGent/BTG) & N.N.

15u00 - 15u30       Coffee break

15u30 - 16u15         Lab visit (visit of the local thermochemical conversion lab) - Frederik Ronsse (+ local PhD students)

16u15 - 17u00        Concluding remarks, Action points, Adjourn - Frederik Ronsse (UGent) and Joan J. Manyà (Unizar)



  • The research school will be held at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Coming from Brussels Airport, there are 2 direct trains to railway station Gent Sint-Pieters. The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering is easy to reach from the station, by tram or taxi.
  • Street address: Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium (view map)


Accommodation (for ESR’s) is provided at one of the Ghent University housing facilities.