Credits: 10

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 14.11.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Olli Dahl

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (2nd year)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student can

1. realize why we need bioproducts and recognize most significant bio-based products and their properties

2. understand market mechanism and dynamics of the products

3. understand impact of the raw material properties on final product quality

4. describe principles of process integration, e.g. understand role of side streams and wastes as a raw material for new products

5. plan, create and estimate sustainable value chains to produce value added products and estimate the sustainability of the existing biorefinery processes

6. form mass and energy balances for the processes

7. evaluate economy of the processes (capital investment, operating cost, production cost, profitability and financial planning, legal aspects)

8. evaluate environmental impacts of the processes and products (LCA calculations, emissions, efficiency, raw materials, transportation, climate chance, legal aspects )

9. evaluate societal impacts of the biorefineries (supply chain, social innovation, labor practices, health and safety and legal aspects)

10. work as a member of a team (clear oral and written presentations, management and leadership skills)

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A pre-feasibility study of a biorefinery process for certain value added products, which is carried out as a group design project. Understanding the mechanisms in the prevailing oil era markets and find out solutions and products to boost the bioeconomy. Plan integral processes and estimate the sustainability of the existing and planned new biorefinery concepts. Sustainability assessment covers economic, environmental, societal, and juridical aspects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Reporting, peer-assesment

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h in total; Lectures: 10 - 36 h, Project meetings with supervisors:10 h, Project work: 214 - 240 h (includes 5 - 6 reports and internal project meetings), Seminars: 10h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

For the succesful performance of the course CHEM-E1200 students have to have the same knowledge than listed in the following courses: CHEM-E1110, CHEM-E1100, CHEM-E7100, CHEM-E7110, CHEM-E3140 and CHEM-E1150.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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