1ste Summer School ZELCOR

From 2 – 6 September 2018, we will organise the 1st Summer School ZELCOR, entitled:  Zero waste biorefineries: technical advances and sustainability assessment.

A dedicated summer school training on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams.


This Summer School is hosted by The Graduate School VLAG in cooperation with INRA (France), Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (the Netherlands) and nova-Institut GmbH (Germany).

The event will take place at the Wageningen International Congress Center (WICC) in Wageningen, The Netherlands


Themes and topics

  • Feedstock availabililty, logistics, storage, handling and feeding
  • Zero waste biorefiniries: examples and needs
  • Markets and products
  • Functionalised packaging materials
  • Biochemical conversion
  • Thermochemical conversion
  • Analytical techniques in biorefining with focus on recalcitrant streams
  • Value chain assessment of zero waste biorefineries and their products


You can find more details on the programme and registration on our website: Summer School ZELCOR and in the attached file. Please feel free to forward this announcement and Pdf-file to any of your contacts.


You are kindly requested to bring this course under the attention of your colleagues and/or other contacts, who might be interested in participating in this course.


For more information on the ZELCOR project, click the link below; ZELCOR_summerschool