Q-BICON creates an innovative training programme

Q-BICON training will be tailored to the needs of professionals with a profound practical experience in the fields of bioenergy. Thus, the training will only give a overview on basic technical aspects of the bioenergy production processes. The training will focus on sustainability aspects concerning process chains, including biomass production methods and logistics. Legislative and financial issues which have a significant impact on the implementation of bioenergy planning and investments will also be part of the curriculum. Consultancy and communication skills will be trained to strengthen the participants┬┤ practical work skills. Consequently, the training comprises 4 main modules:

1. (Understanding) energy systems

  • Basics of thermodynamics and energy systems
  • Energy demand and supply
  • Energy statistics

2. Sustainable utilization of biomass for energy purposes

  • Aspects of sustainability
  • Biomass supply chain
  • Emissions of (bio)energy systems
  • Energy process technologies
  • Biofuels

3. Project management, legal framework and funding programmes

  • Project management for biomass consultants
  • Project development and -implementation
  • Legal framework and funding policies

4. Communication and participation (regarding stakeholders)

  • Basic models of communication
  • Moderation and discussion leading
  • Communication management for bioenergy-related projects

Furthermore: Preparation and presentation of a written project work

Q-BICON increases its reach by training multipliers

The Q-BICON training addresses especially consultants, multipliers and skilled employees from public and private sector, as well as NGOs. Potential participants work in the following fields in particular:

  • Waste disposal, technical and building services
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Spatial planning and architecture
  • Energy providers and municipal utilities
  • Organizations and associations related to (bio)energy

Interested persons have the chance to participate at no charge in the practical phase of Q-BICON and to avail of the new vocational training. The pilot course will take place mid-2014 in Berlin (D), Budapest (H), Minikowo (PL) and Wels (A). The courses will combine the advantages of e-learning and classroom training.


If you are interested in participating please do not hesitate to contact us via the Q-BICON website. We are looking forward to hearing from you!