International Training Seminar: Sustainable Bioenergy Heating

In the event, they show how sustainable and user-friendly bioenergy solutions can play an important role in the local energy transition.

From the 02 October 2023 to the 05 October 2023 OÖ Energiesparverband, Energy Academy, Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz/Austria

The seminar

The price crisis, multiplying signs of climate change, and threats to energy security urge us to act like never before. As a CO2-neutral fuel, sustainable bioenergy is a key component in decarbonising and securing our energy supply. Market transformation towards modern, efficient and low-emission bioheat systems offers significant opportunities for affordable and local energy supply as well as climate and environment protection.

The International Training Seminar focuses on small- to mid-scale projects fuelled by wood pellets and wood chips. It covers solutions for homes, smaller commercial/public buildings and district heating grids (up to a few MW).

The seminar offers interactive learning in an international group, educational site visits and presentations by experts in bioenergy technologies, market development and the sustainability of bioenergy.

Seminar topics

  • Success factors for developing a sustainable regional/local bioheat market
  • Technology overview (combustion, emissions), system designs
  • Fuel standards, logistics and sustainability issues (wood pellets, wood chips)
  • Business and financing models, marketing

As an international training seminar, the programme does not cover country specific information, such as specific legal aspects or funding programmes.

Target groups

Representatives of businesses, public bodies, institutions etc. interested in developing bioheat markets. It is especially targeted to persons from countries where the market for automatic bioenergy heating is in a starting phase.


960 Euro (plus 10 % VAT), 630 Euro (plus 10 % VAT) for public administrations & energy agencies. Fees include the training sessions and documentation, site visits and coffee breaks/meals.

Representatives of the public sector can apply for fee to be waived (limited number).