The BioEnergyTrain Consortium met at the eseia´s premises in Brussels, on 8 November, to develop the action plan for the remaining 18 months of the project. With the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) welcoming its first Bio-refinery Engineering students in October, the BET Consortium agreed on the necessity to provide a functional and complete online learning environment. Therefore, each course developer agreed to deliver and publish the remaining materials by the end of the year.
BET partners discussed also the alternative learning formats within the Biorefinery Engineering (BRE) and Value-Chain Management (BVM) programme and planned the 2018 Student Camps at Energy Agency Styria in Austria; the International Summer School at LNEG, in Portugal; and the Pilot Plant at BAV, in Germany. In order to implement the project´s outreach models among different stakeholders, Energy Agency Styria (EAS) will prepare a strategic document outlining the types of cooperation to pursue according to the type of partners.
To ensure the smooth implementation progression of the project, the Consortium will organize a 2nd Self-Evaluation Round in 2018 and will involve the External Advisory Board in the peer-review of the materials, in the implementation of the Buying-In Strategy, and to receive a formal approval of the agreed deliverables.
BioEnergyTrain Meeting with the External Advisory Board, Brussels, Belgium, 7 November 2017.