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Energy & Green Production 2: New Processes, Biorefinery, Green Hydrogen

The reserves of cheap fossil energy are dwindling, and greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to achieve the climate protection goals. At the same time, however, the worldwide demand for energy is increasing due to population and economic growth. This makes it necessary for industry leaders to discuss potential energy supply scenarios and create framework conditions for new technologies that support the optimal use of renewable raw materials in the production of goods.

In this university course, you will learn how to analyse technological options that allow efficient and environmentally friendly energy provisioning and raw material processing (e.g. advantages, substitution possibilities), as well as how to plan and apply strategic measures for your company.

The key focal areas are the highly efficient electrochemical energy conversion and energy storage, as well as fundamental aspects of green engineering and green chemistry.

Dates and deadlines


  • Start date: 4 November 2024
  • Application deadline: 21 October 2024
  • Course dates:
    Online phase: 04.11.2024 – 29.11.2024
    Attendance phase: 02.12.2024 – 04.12.2024
    Transfer phase: 09.12.2024 – 10.01.2025



Key data

  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • ECTS credits: 5
  • Degree: Certificate from Graz University of Technology
  • Language of instruction: German/English
  • Participation fees: 1,500 Euro (VAT-free), these fees do not include travel, accommodation, and catering costs.
  • Course location: TU Graz and online
  • Curriculum



How to apply

Application deadline: 21 October 2024

Required documents:

Please send your application by e-mail to helmut.aschbacher@tugraz.at.


Global challenges related to the future energy supply

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Clean power generation technologies

Energy transport and storage

  • Efficiency of energy transport
  • Media and technologies for energy transport and storage

Green Engineering and Green Chemistry

Selected energy storage technologies

  • Hydrogen-based technologies
  • Fuel cells and electrolysers
  • Accumulators
  • Redox flow systems
  • Power to X

Renewable raw materials

  • Characterisation
  • Conversion
  • Fractionation

Practical exercises, case studies, calculation examples

Teaching and learning methods

This course takes place in 3 phases:

Online phase: In the online phase, you will acquire fundamental knowledge through a process of self-study. This is done by referencing a combination of articles, literature on the topic, learning videos and taking advantage of other small learning offers. You can independently choose when and where you study. In order to ask questions and exchange information with lecturers and other course participants, you can freely access the TU Graz learning platform "TeachCenter". 
Before the online phase begins, a synchronous online session (e.g. by using Webex) will be held with the lecturer to provide an easy introduction to the module content. Every week, a synchronous online session with the lecturer is held, which enables you to reflect on the content and to ask any questions you may still have through a direct exchange.

Attendance phase: Based on what you learned in the online phase, you will deepen your knowledge in course units and receive personal support from experts on site. You have the opportunity to discuss, reflect upon, further expand, and apply the knowledge you have learned in the context of case study examples. Students who cannot be on site for professional reasons can participate in the courses via the online conference system (e.g. by using Webex).

Transfer phase: This phase takes place individually or in a team. Here, you will use the knowledge you have acquired to work on questions and problems from your company context. In this phase, you also receive support from experts.

Scientific heads / lecturers

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.




Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.




Target groups and admission requirements

This course has been developed for:

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Business economists

The course is especially suitable for professionals from the following sectors:

  • Industry, R&D
  • Advisory services
  • Trade and logistics
  • Energy industry
  • Marketing & IT

No prior academic education is required to attend this course.

The admission decisions are made by the scientific head based on the qualifications described in the application. 

In order to receive credit for the Executive MBA in Green and Digital Transition, it is necessary to pass the examinations successfully.


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