Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2020 - 08.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thaddeus Maloney

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible teacher: Prof. Thad Maloney (thaddeus.maloney(at)

Other teacher: Dr. Eero Hiltunen (eero.hiltunen(at)

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV, first time in spring 2020

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student :
- recognizes different types of unit operations and industrial scale processes used in biomass
valorization, conversion, bioprocessing and paper/board making
- knows the basic principles of these processes
- recognizes the main products manufactured with these processes and production plants
- understands the role of environmental technologies in industrial production processes
- understands how raw materials are used in a sustainable manner in production processes.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Unit operations and processes
- Bioprocess technology processes
- Biorefineries and pulp production processes
- Paper and board manufacturing processes
- Production processes for mechanical wood products
- Industrial environmental technologies
- Sustainability

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 


Personal literature survey

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h
Lectures 20‐35 h
Calculation exercises 5‐20 h
Home assignments, self‐studying, group work 60‐70 h
Exam preparation 20 h

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Mostly lecture slides

Some additional reading material given during course

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

fail, 1‐5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



Registration and further information