Catalytic Conversions for Biobased Chemicals and Products, Certificate

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Catalytic Conversions for Biobased Chemicals and Products Certificate in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes that allow you to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential as building blocks for chemicals, materials and fuels.
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About

The Catalytic Conversions for Biobased Chemicals and Products Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX.

Biomass is the only renewable feedstock which contains the carbon atoms needed to make the molecules to create chemicals, materials and fuels. However, the majority of our current scientific and industrial knowledge on conversion is based on fossil feedstock processing.

Join this course if you want to advance your career and explore the relevant fundamental knowledge on (bio)catalytic conversion for producing (new) biobased building blocks, chemicals and products.

The focus on this course is the design of an effective (catalytic) process for the conversions of biobased feedstocks to desired products. Unique for bioconversion is the presence of the elements O, N, P, S and large quantities of water. 

You will therefore will explore:

  • Microbial, biochemical and chemical (i.e., catalytic) conversion routes.
  • How to use biocatalysts, home- or heterogeneous catalysts and optimize the process of conversion. Tune catalysts to their specific advantages and disadvantages for biobased conversions.
  • The influence of the reactor choice as an inevitable asset in the process.
  • How to describe the productivity of catalytic processes depending on the choice of the reactor and how the choice of the reactor can add to the stability of the conversion process.

The knowledge gained in this course will allow you to design processes specifically targeted on biomass based conversions. Learners will also have the opportunity to interact with chemists, engineers and scientists who mainly focus on the traditional fossil-based conversions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 35 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      12 to 16 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • How to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products
  • To understand, evaluate and design a process based on either homogeneous, heterogeneous or biocatalysts
  • Critically evaluate the pros and cons of a biobased conversion route vs a fossil-based conversion route

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

BSc in technology, engineering (and applied) sciences. You should have at least BSc level knowledge on courses and topics such as chemistry, mathematics and process engineering

Tuition Fee

  • International

    149 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 149 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National

    149 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 149 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
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