Complementary module starting January 2018
To provide you with in-depth knowledge of the aims, objectives and the technologies used in the biorefining of sustainable feedstocks.
The module will provide a series of units focused on:
- thermochemical conversion
- enzyme discovery and synthetic enzymes
- microbe bio-prospecting
- microbiology biotechnology
- metabolic engineering and relating genome sequence to metabolic pathways
- biomass pre-treatments/upstream processing
- separation technologies
- anaerobic digestion
- life cycle analysis
- design and construction of an integrated biorefinery with application of green chemistry
- chemometric data analysis
- predicting chemical phenotype at high throughput
Learning material will be delivered through a series of recorded lectures, interviews and discussions between researchers at BioComposite Centre, SENRGy and IBERS and with industry. You will be given a reading list of ‘essential’ and recommended’ articles and books and expected to interact through forums with other students and the course tutor/researcher. You will also complete assessments which will encourage you to apply your new knowledge to real worl senarios.
On completing this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a detailed fundamental and practical knowledge of Biorefining including pre-processing, processing and product isolation.
- Evaluate the relative limitations and merits of different extraction, Microbial biotechnology & fermentation technologies
- Assess the social and societal issues associated with the application (and non-application) of different biotechnology options, and evaluate these processes via Life Cycle Assessment
- Communicate scientific issues to both the scientific community and other stakeholders including policy makers and the public.
UK and EU students from £750
International Students from £800 (non commercial) and from £1,363 (commercial)