Student Awards

Jean-Francois Dallemand, DG-JRC
Student Awards 2017 Coordinator

Following the success of previous years and to encourage high-quality work among young researchers, the EUBCE Students Awards will be delivered in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field of Biomass on the occasion of EUBCE 2017.
The applications have been reviewed and scored by the International Scientific and Industry Committee, made up of leading research and industry experts from the global Biomass Community.
The prizes will be awarded during the Conference Closing Session on Thursday 15 June 2017.

How to apply

In order to apply for the EUBCE Student Awards applicants must:

  • submit an extended abstract (one page abstract plus a maximum of 3 explanatory pages) to the 26th EUBCE via the Online Abstract Submission Form of this website by 6 November 2017
  • be officially matriculated students, including PhD students, by May 2018
  • be within the age limit of 30 years old for students
  • be within the age limit of 35 years old for PhD students 
  • Add a letter of recommendation by a student's supervisor(s) or head of department stating the name of the applicant and the institution where the research work is supervised, confirming that the applicant is an officially matriculated student. Recommendations should include a report of up to one A4 page that outlines how the research work will make an outstanding contribution to the discipline and what the specific contribution of the applicant is.
  • Send the short curriculum vitae with the date of birth of the applicant to biomass.conference(at)


Monday, 12 June 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
How are the EU Member States Contributing to the 27% Target for EU’s Renewable Energy Consumption; the Role of Woody Biomass.

Svetlana PROSKURINA, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Laboratory of Sustainable Energy Systems, FINLAND
Co-authors: R. Sikkema, European Commission - Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), Directorate Sustainable Resources, Bio-economy, Ispra, ITALY; J. Heinimö, Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd, Mikkeli, FINLAND; E. Vakkilainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, FINLAND

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
Production of Value-Added Chemicals through Glycerol Aqueous Phase Reforming Using Ni based Catalysts: Influence of Operating Conditions

Clara JARAUTA-CÓRDOBA, Universidad de Zaragoza, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies Dpt., SPAIN
Co-authors: L. García, J. Ruíz, M. Oliva, J. Arauzo, Universidad de Zaragoza, SPAIN

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 15:15 - 16:45
Experimental Investigation on Steam-Oxygen Fluidized Bed Gasification of Biogenic Residues

Max SCHMID, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, GERMANY
Co-authors: M. Beirow, D. Schweitzer, R. Spörl, G. Scheffknecht, IFK University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, GERMANY

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
Development of a Model to Predict the Grate Burning Profile of Biomass Derived Char

Scott RUSSELL, University of Nottingham, Centre for Doctoral Training in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, United Kingdom
Co-authors: J.L. Turrion, CPL Industries Ltd., Immingham, UK; P. Langston, C.E. Snape, University of Nottingham, UK

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 09:00 - 10:30
How to Preserve the Energy Potential of Organic Residues During Storage? Focus on Anaerobic Digestion

Ruben FRANCO, Universitè de Lyon, INSA Lyon, DEEP Research Group, FRANCE
Co-authors: R. Teixeira Franco, Universitè de Lyon, INSA Lyon, DEEP Laboratory, Villeurbanne, FRANCE; P. Buffiere, R. Bayard, Universitè de Lyon, INSA Lyon, DEEP Laboratory, Villeurbanne, FRANCE

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