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Unite! Biomass Winter School - U! Bio

Plant biomass, a valuable resource for innovative materials

Grenoble, February 6-10, 2023

Talks and workshops in English only

Unite! Winter School In Grenoble, at the heart of the Alps during the ski season, the Grenoble INP - Pagora, UGA graduate school and the LGP2 laboratory host the first edition of a Unite! Winter School.

This Winter School will focus on biomass valorisation: green and agri-food waste as well as wood residues can be used to produce biomaterials (or bio-sourced materials).

For this first edition, renowned experts from universities and reference laboratories in the field (KTH [Sweden], Aalto University [Finland], TU Graz [Austria], LGP2 [France]) will offer seminars and workshops on biomass valorisation, cellulose, nanocellulose and lignin.


Register to Unite! Biomass Winter School

Registration deadline: November 15, 2022

Who can participate?

Certificate and ECTS

Training fees

Master students

PhD students
A certificate of participation will be given to each participant at the end of the seminar.

3 ECTS will be awarded to students who have participated in the entire programme.
Standard: 500 €
Earlybird (until 15/10/2022): 350 €
Students of the Unite!: 250 €

Included in the price
Participation in the programme, lunches, transport to the ski resort

Unite! Biomass Winter School Program

(Program subject to change)

Conferences and workshops in English only

Sunday, February 5
  • Welcome evening
Monday, February 6
  • What is biomass? – Naceur Belgacem, Grenoble INP - Pagora, UGA, / LGP2, France
  • From plant biomass to cellulose – Monica Ek , KTH, Sweden (tbc)
  • Cellulose and paper application – Technical University of Graz, Austria (tbc)
  • Industrial talks / Cellulose Valley – Julien Bras, Grenoble INP - Pagora, UGA, / LGP2, France
Tuesday, February 7
  • Nanocellulose production and characterization – Eero Kontturi, Aalto University, Finland
  • Application of nanocellulose – Alain Dufresne, Grenoble INP - Pagora, UGA, / LGP2, France
Wednesday, February 8
  • Lignin obtention and characterization – Olena Sevastyanova, KTH, Sweden
  • Lignin nanoparticles production and application – Monika Österberg, Aalto University, Finland (tbc)
  • Practical work – Demonstrator project
Thursday, February 9
  • Hemicellulose obtention and application – Christine Chirat / Gérard Mortha, Grenoble INP - Pagora, UGA, / LGP2, France
  • Interactions between cellulose and xylane – Stefan Spirk, Technical University of Graz, Austria
  • Practical work – Demonstrator projectDinner
Friday, February 10
  • Practical work – Demonstrator project
  • Skiing / Hiking in Chamrousse

Register to Unite! Biomass Winter School

Registration deadline: November 15, 2022

Practical informations


Registration and payment

Access Registration deadline : November 15, 2022 How to come to Grenoble INP-Pagora and LGP2
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 82 69 00
461 rue de la Papeterie
38402 Saint Martin d’Hères
Payment terms will be indicated in the registration confirmation email

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