Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 14.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Thaddeus Maloney

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eero Hiltunen, Thaddeus Maloney

Contact information for the course (valid 18.12.2020-21.12.2112):



CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - 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

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Homework/ literature study

  • Applies in this implementation:

    During spring 2021 only exam (no literature study)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures 15-30 h
    Home assignment(s)/literature study, self studying 65-80 h
    Exam preparation 30 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture slides + additional reading material. Details announced during course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption