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The sustainable production of valuable chemicals and fuels from lignocellulosic biomass is an important scientific challenge. In this respect, catalysis serves as a key technological driver to develop and establish efficient routes for biomass valorization. The content of this training school will cover the basic principles and most recent progress and demands in catalysis research for biomass utilization within the frame of modern biorefineries. In particular, insights from catalyst development, mechanistic studies and spectroscopic techniques, will be treated. A particular target of this training school is to discuss whether and how research-based concepts for catalysts and processes can be utilized with real biomass feedstocks in contemporary biorefineries. Therefore, and in order to provide an in-depth understanding of the currently existing and novel biorefinery concepts, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP and the adjacent infrastructure in Leuna, where an integrated biorefinery is under development, will be visited. Besides that, the training school will enable for fruitful discussions among experienced trainers from industry and academia and the trainees.