The BiWEM program is boosted by the research department RAPSODEE CNRS UMR 5302 with an outstanding national and international recognition in the field of waste and biomass valorization.
- You will meet highly qualified and internationally recognized teachers since RAPSODEE, whose Director is the renowned Professor Ange NZIHOU, collaborates with many top universities around the world (Princeton University, City College of New York, Zhejiang University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Mahatma Gandhi University, University College Dublin and National University of Colombia for instance);
- RAPSODEE has also developed and hosts the Springer peer-reviewed journal “Waste and Biomass Valorization” and the WasteEng Conferences Series. Some of the journal or conference contributors are invited as visiting professors for the BiWEM program;
- You will have strong interactions with expert practitioners from the industry through lectures, conferences, visits and practical sessions (including internship). Indeed, RAPSODEE works closely with more than 50 companies, including world leaders in the field of Energy and Environment (Solvay, OCP, Prayon, Veolia, Suez Environnement, Séché, GRDF, ENGIE for instance) and has around € 2 Million income in corporate research / year;
- During your training at Mines Albi, you will have access to our impressive and up-to-date on-site pilot-scale facilities. RAPSODEE has advanced thermal technologies for the conversion of waste and biomass into energy carriers and useful materials. RAPSODEE, in cooperation with the PROMES CNRS laboratory in Odeillo (project initiator) and the University of Montpellier, has been granted by the French government as a research center of excellence in Science for Energy Conversion (label given to only 10% of research labs in France) and has obtained the EQUIPEX label of excellence for the technology platform GENEPI (Gasification Equipment for New Energy dedicated to a Platform of Innovation), a project piloted by the atomic energy research organization, the CEA (LTB/DTBH/LITEN) in partnership with the CIRAD (Montpellier).