Summer Schools

ABC-Salt Consortium
Summer School 2019

Are you a Postgraduate Students (Master and PhD), post-doctoral and young professional scientists
interested in advanced thermochemical conversion technologies in non-conventional media? Sign up now
for our Summer School on Advanced thermochemical conversion biomass technologies!

Summer School dates: 12-14th August 2019

Where? Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Organised by EU Horizon 2020 ABC-Salt Research Consortium


Topics and activities:

  • – Introduction to thermochemical biomass conversion technologies
  • – Upgrading technologies of pyrolysis liquids
  • – Application of molten salts in different conversion processes
  • – Novel characterisation methods of biomass feedstock
  • – Applications, properties and standardisation of middle distillates
  • – Dedicated course – “Set up a project” on how to successfully benefit
    from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
  • – Networking opportunities incl. mini-presentations and poster session

How to register? Please send us an email:
Having your enquiry email, we will contact you directly to arrange full registration (registration form)
and assist you with on-campus accommodation booking (discounted price).

UK visa required? Please indicate your UK visa requirement as soon as possible in order to assist you on time.
We can provide a “Support Letter” that you can submit with your UK visa application back in your home/current
residence country. All “Support Letter” requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

There are no participation fees in the Summer School. We will host up to 40 participants.
Lunches and refreshments (3 days), group dinner, academic materials and certificate
of attendance will be provided to all participants.
Travel and accommodation costs are not included, however we will offer a discounted accommodation
package (Conference Aston Hotel).

Preliminary agenda

Birmingham, West Midlands (UK)

Travel information

The Aston University campus is located in the centre of Birmingham, within 10-15 minutes walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city.

By train:
Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest main-line station to Aston University, a short 10-15 minutes walk away. The station has direct lines to most parts of the UK and many local services. It also connects Birmingham city centre with the Birmingham International Airport. National Rail Enquiries is a official portal into UK rail travel including train times, fares and bookings.

By plane:
It is easy to get from Birmingham International Airport to Aston University. Birmingham International Airport has flights within the UK and across Europe, and it is serviced by many airlines that operate regular scheduled services. A free shuttle service runs between Birmingham International airport and the Birmingham International train station. Several trains an hour run from Birmingham International train station directly to New Street Station and take approximately 10 minutes. Aston University is 10-15 minutes walk away from the New Street Station. Alternatively, the airport is approximately 20 minutes away by taxi (£25-30).

By coach:
Coach services by National Express operate from Digbeth coach station, which is a short taxi ride (£5-7) or 20 minutes’ walk through the city centre. National Express has regural direct services to the following airports: Manchester, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick.


This project has received funding
 from the European Union’s Horizon
2020’s research and innovation
programme under grant agreement
number 764089

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