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Diploma in Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship


On 9th of May we started a study program in Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship for West African students. The Diploma in Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship (Dip REE) is a joint diploma with Centre for Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CREEI), Ghana. BioSampo Training and Research Centre arranges and cater for training in bioenergy and related program while CREEI takes care of the training in solar PV system.
On Monday we were happy to start the training program with three brilliant students Isabella, Sarah and Abraham. We are receiving more students next week and during this summer!

Abraham, Isabella, Sarah and our teachers in BioSampo classroom.

Abraham, Isabella, Sarah and our teachers in BioSampo classroom.

Abraham, Sarah and Isabella from West Africa studying in BioSampo.

Abraham, Sarah and Isabella from West Africa.

Workshop – 22.3.2016


Energy industry’s turning point and demands for the future education

On 22.3. we had a workshop in BioSampo based on energy industry’s changing demands and its effect on education. The focus was this time on entrepreneurship and agriculture. Lecturers were Agronomist, Prof. Hannu Mikkola from University of Helsinki and Younger Scientist Maija Leino from LUT, School of Energy System.

Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed


IEA analysis shows energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as renewable energy surged.

IAE_ Decoupling on global emissions


Venäjä Cleantechin tuleva suurmarkkina?


Venäjä uusiutuvan energian kilpailukykyisimpiä alueita tulevaisuudessa

Täysin uusiutuva energiajärjestelmä on mahdollinen ja taloudellisesti kilpailukykyinen Venäjällä ja Keski-Aasiassa vuonna 2030. Lappeenrannan teknillisen yliopiston (Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT) tutkijat mallinsivat uusiutuvan energiajärjestelmän Venäjälle ja Keski-Aasialle. Tulokset osoittavat, että uusiutuva energia on edullisin vaihtoehto ja voi tehdä Venäjästä erittäin energiakilpailukykyisen alueen pohjautuen uusiutuviin energiamuotoihin.

– Katso lisää: http://www.lut.fi/uutiset/-/asset_publisher/h33vOeufOQWn/content/venaja-uusiutuvan-energian-kilpailukykyisimpia-alueita-tulevaisuudessa#sthash.bdWvUTUs.dpuf

OKM tiedottaa: Esteet koulutusviennin tieltä puretaan


Otteita tiedotteesta:

”Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeri Sanni Grahn-Laasonen ja ulkomaankauppa- ja kehitysministeri Lenita Toivakka haluavat saada koulutusviennin uuteen nousuun.”

”– Suomalainen koulutus kiinnostaa maailmalla. Potentiaalia koulutuksemme myymiselle on valtavasti, mutta tähän asti lakimme ovat asettaneet esteitä koulutusviennin edistämiselle. Nyt esteet avataan. Korkeakouluille muutos tarkoittaa aivan uusia mahdollisuuksia koulutuksen myyntiin ja uusien tulojen keräämiseen opetuksen ja tutkimuksen kehittämiseen. Korkeakoulut ovat toivoneet tätä mahdollisuutta jo pitkään, ministeri Grahn-Laasonen toteaa.

Ministeri Grahn-Laasosen mukaan koulutusviennin esteiden purkaminen ulotetaan myös toisen asteen koulutukseen.

– Olen jo aloittanut valmistelutyön koulutusviennin esteiden purkamiseksi toisen asteen koulutuksesta. Ammatillisen koulutuksen osalta aiomme edetä nopeasti, jotta saamme vauhditettua koulutusviennin nousua. Monet koulutuksenjärjestäjät ovat toivoneet pikaista etenemistä, ja sitä on luvassa, toteaa ministeri Grahn-Laasonen.”


Power generation by solar & biogas hybrid solution


University students in Pakistan have demonstrated a interesting power generation hybrid. In the system a solar concentrator and biomass digester are both coupled with a steam generator that runs electrical generator to produce electricity. Biogas is burnt for steam generation on cloudy weather or at nights especially. (Source: GoSol.org)


Hybrid systems which combines two or more different method for producing electricity or fuel as well as heating/cooling etc. are getting more and more popular in research. Hybrid solutions are simple way to raise up total efficiency and avoid waste generation in decentralized energy production especially. In the BioSampo Centre energy production system is also based on hybrid idea.


Hybrid power generation by solar & biogas


University students in Pakistan have demonstrated a new kind of electric power generation hybrid. In the system a solar concentrator and biomass digester are both coupled with a steam generator that runs electrical generator to produce electricity. Biogas is burnt for steam generation on cloudy weather or at nights especially. (Source: GoSol.org)



Solar panel installation


Today we installed 12 solar panel modules to our school’s rooftop.  Next thing to do is to connect these panels to solar power-inverter and to Nocart energy storage unit.
After electricians have connected these we can store the energy and we are able to monitor the energy sufficiency of solar panels.





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About Us


The BioSampo Training and Research Centre (BTRC) of Kouvola Region Vocational College (KSAO) provides bio-economy training in continuous research platf

orm with unique, practical, learning environment. We aim to develop methods witch help to improve soil fertility, increase access to clean water and use waste-based energy in a sustainable manner.

 At the BioSampo Training and Research Centre we train hands-on experts and practice experimental research in order to develop ethical bio-economy.

Knowing how to make use of resources sustainably is the key to practice bio-economy in a more self-contained way anywhere in the world. BioSampo is a practical learning environment, where one learns to do by practicing and to understand by practice. The execution of training is possible in the innovative BioSampo learning environment, thanks to a solid experience of our training team, their high motivation and multi-disciplinary professional skills.

What do we train? Decentralized local production, renewable energy sustainable usage, co-production of electricity, heating and cooling, manufacturing important environmental commodities such as bio char and purified drinking water. The process in whole we call the BioSampo process.

Where do we practice? BioSampo Training and Research Centre is part of the Kouvola Region Vocational College (KSAO) and is located in the school’s Natural Resources training unit in Anjala. We have a global approach, since in addition to organizing our local vocational youth and adult education, we are developing export school activity targeting to launch educational exports and the BioSampo satellite school network abroad.

Why do we exist? In 2007 in Kouvola, we came to realize that in Finland and abroad, there is a great need to develop the bio-economy local production model into more versatile. We understood that the only way to achieve a permanent transformation, where a single bio-producer or rural entrepreneur is in the focal point, is education. We decided to put our ideas into action and created BioSampo, with the support from the Regional Council of Kymenlaakso, The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) and the City of Kouvola. BioSampo is currently an active training unit in Kouvola Region Vocational School but strongly continues developing.


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Biosampo Training and Research Centre
Juha Solio, tel. +358 20 615 8815, juha.solio@ksao.fi
Export School Projects:
Tomi Höök , tel. +358 20 615 5868, tomi.hook@ksao.fi
Ankkapurhantie 10, FI-46910 Anjala,
www.ksao.fi, facebook.com/biosampo



Training export


In BioSampo has been developed an international training concept that we proudly call BioSampo Export School Training system.

We are offering training from 1-5 days short courses to 2-3 weeks pre-training study modules and 2-4 months BioSampo Export School Teacher training programs.

BioSampo Export School Teacher training programs are available on Sampo Projects Oy www.sampopro.com







Adult education


The BioSampo organizes training for adult students also. Adult education comprises education and training leading to a degree or certificate and other training provided or purchased by public employers and private companies.



Upper secondary training


The BioSampo is part of the Kouvola Region Vocational College Natural Resources offices. Training programs of Environmental operative and Rural entrepreneur include studies in renewable energy among other subjects and other students of KSAO may choose to select them or perform our internship period.



BioSampo FREES ESF-project


BioSampo – FREES (Finnish Renewable Energy Export School) is Biosampo Centre’s currently running export school project.

By the result of the education export project the export school model based on BioSampo solutions will be created on partner school’s country. This BioSampo Satellite school established for local teaching purpose can start teaching activities for its own students.

The BioSampo Satellite school’s goal is to enable renewable energy sources sustainable utilization in favor of local people and set up new power generation and production of environmental commodities.

There are clear steps how export school project proceeds from local partner and biomass survey to export school teachers’ training period in Finland and finally the introduction of a new learning environment in target country. After all every single BioSampo Satellite school will be an individual training unit which can arrange training independently but also has real time audio-visual interface available to the BioSampo via Internet. With remote connection the BioSampo is enabled to help teachers in the problem situation or organize additional training and also equipment suppliers are enabled to arrange maintenance and remote support in technical troubles. By utilizing BioSampo solutions and export school training it’s possible to improve local energy independence, educational level, employment and standard of living by new kind of power production and distribution, and training method – regardless of geographical location.
We are looking for new export school partners and are willing to discuss cooperation possibilities.





Development of the learning environment


Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are increasingly in the focus as one strives to decrease dependency on imported fossil fuel, create new jobs and curb climate change. As structural changes continue, one must find ways to utilize existing resources efficiently. The role of education is vital here: decentralized energy production calls for entrepreneurs to be aware of how to produce energy safely and legally.

BioSampo training environment is developed with the help of numerous ESF- and ERDF-funded projects. Currently processing projects are:

Lifecycle path for energy studies
The goal of the project is to boost the education offering, quality and efficiency in the energy sector. The aim is to increase study motivation by developing clear action/teaching models for the entire education chain. Both genders are pursued to become students in a more balanced manner by creating a path from basic studies to engineering studies.

The requirements and possibilities for collaboration between various education organizations within energy sector will be analyzed. Study path opportunities will be developed, especially in transition phases from one education level to the next and onwards to working life.

RDI- centralized energy – Skills and knowledge together
Kouvola Region Vocational College (KSAO) and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Kyamk) are creating a practical new test bed research center together. The project offers common platform for test bed and training circumstances. The students of KSAO offer skills and students of Kyamk offer knowledge. The project creates RDI-circumstances that serve the activities of these two organizations. The routines and practical methods used by KSAO students and staff support productivity and applied science carried out by Kyamk’s students and staff.

The main purpose of the project is to significantly increase co-operation between two different stages of educational institutions. During the project IoT (Internet of Things) -network is created and piloted between KSAO and Kyamk. The project develops modern “remote control”. Controlling can be trained in practice between different equipment bases of two organizations.

The project develops BioSampo training and research environment to serve a better productisation of new innovations for enterprises.
ESF- European Social Fund
ERDF – European Regional Development Fund

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BioSampo Charcoal ERDF-project


bs_charcoalThe BioSampo Charcoal is a technology project funded by private companies and Regional Counsil of Kymenlaakso (ERDF).
The project is aiming to build up a new type of pyrolysis installations for educational and demonstration use.




making it possible




re_energyBTRC’s main activities are the training in and developing of new kinds of sustainable solutions, for energy production and environmental management, by thinking simply and innovatively. Student groups from any nationality or educational background can be trained to use or teach the BioSampo process. For inventors and developers BTRC offers a productive and economical way to do R&D by utilizing the Centre’s dynamic developing facilities. The BioSampo Centre’s ambition is to convert any type of organic material into fuel via the BioSampo process in which the primary raw materials are organic waste-based products and unusable biomass. In BioSampo the decentralized renewable energy and environmental technologies are integrated together to achieve high total efficiency.


Sustainable Fuels

Sustainable material-cycle

Cultivation, energy production, livestock farming, mining industry among other things change the balance of material reserve of the Earth.

The BioSampo process is continuously developed to take consider soil material balance. In future projects we are concentrating on carbon and nutrient cycle by hands-on examination with Natural Resource department of KSAO and other research partners. In field growing experiments we will use self-produced charcoal from pyrolysis process, reject sludge from biogas process and ash from synthesis gasifier e.g.



Soil and water improvement

Environmental commodities


In the BioSampo Centre in addition of energy issues we are concentrating on other environmental commodities also.

The lack of potable water and increasing use of energy intensive air conditioning. are problematic issues globally.