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The Renewable Energy Institute

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Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Biomass Certificate

Accredited Distance Learning Course

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham
  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate
  • Individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair biomass equipment.
  • Technicians. Design engineers. Architects.

You can start this course immediately.


You have up to three months to complete the course at your own pace.
This course is worth 20 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

(With current funding)

£410 for the standalone course


£324 as part of the Renewable Heat Expert Certificate Pathway.

The Biomass course price includes remote exam for Galileo Master Certificate; video lessons based on the live classroom training; course materials; Resource Centre access and is inclusive of VAT.

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“Excellent course material and knowledgeable tutor”

Lawrence Avery- Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • What is biomass?
  • Market, resources and targets overview
  • The physics principles
  • How biomass works (energy content, types of technologies, PCI, humidity content)
  • Design guidance (sizing, selecting, autonomy, storage, manufacturers)
  • Types of technologies: anaerobic digestion (bio-methane), gasification, pyrolysis, dual fuel, heating and power efficiencies
  • Environmental impact and analysis
  • Finance, regulation and incentives (RHI, MCS, ROCs, DECC)
  • Case studies, best practice analysis, manufacturers
  • Simulation tools
  • Standards
  • References and further reading
  • Trade bodies and support

Certificate of Participation provided.

Internationally recognised GMC Certificate provided to successful candidates of remote GMC exam:


Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, Oxfam GB, IBM, World Bank and many more.

“Last year we attended your training course organised within our premises, the course has been very useful as it clarified important gaps in our knowledge.”

Adrian Kazazi, Food and Agricultural Organisation

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    The ECT runs courses in Renewable Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

    International Participants

    Participants connecting live from 150 countries. 

    Participants from all over the world can achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) by studying online EEC courses at home, the office, and on-the-go.

    Renewable Heat Expert Certificate Pathway

    It is possible to achieve the Renewable Heat Expert Certificate by studying this course along with Solar Water Heating and Combined Heat and Power. This option is currently 25% funded. Click here for more information on this Pathway.

    Past Participants

    Past Participants of the online EEC Academy courses include representatives from major authorities and organisations, including the United Nations – UNIDO, Bulb Energy, and Ford Motor Company.

    See their testimonials here

    Research & Publications

    The ECT works with the United Nations (UNEP) and its partners to produce a series of publications