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Biomass Refining

Code: CHEM3029

Extent: 20–25 cr

Language: English

Professor in charge: Herbert Sixta

Target group: Master's students

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.

Quotas and restrictions: Please note, that in some courses the number of participants can be limited. Then major students (Biomass Refining) have the priority.

Prerequisites: While making your studyplan, you should verify that you have the prerequisites needed for the courses.

Objectives

Biomass refining is the technology for sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable products and energy. The minor in Biomass Refining provides an introduction to the most important principles of Biorefinery. This includes a descriptive overview on the sustainable raw material sources as well as the chemical and biocatalytic fractionation and separation principles used in biomass refining processes. Further, business cases of renewable resource applications, renewable energy and biobased material production will be presented and discussed.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:

  1. describe the composition and availability of biomass.
  2. understand and apply the principles and practices in (bio)catalysis.
  3. describe technologies required for different applications of renewable resources.
  4. explain the term “sustainability” and the basic principles of Biorefinery.
  5. explain strategies to replace petrochemical application by biobased technology.
  6. evaluate the sustainability of biobased processes.

Content and structure of the minor

Minor (20–25 cr) can be any combination of courses belonging to the Biomass Refining major. Please check the list below.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Elective courses

20–25

Choose so many courses below that the Minor will be at least 20 cr

CHEM-E1110

Lignocellulose Chemistry

5

CHEM-E1100

Plant Biomass

5

CHEM-E7100

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I

5

CHEM-E7110

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part II

5

CHEM-E1120

Thermochemical Processes

5

CHEM-E1130

Catalysis

5

CHEM-E1140

Catalysis for Biomass Refining

5

CHEM-E3140

Bioprocess Technology II

5

CHEM-E1150

Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation – in Class

5

CHEM-E1160

Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation – in Laboratory 5

CHEM-E1200

Integration and Products 10

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