Waste Stream Valorisation

Next start day May 2019

Subject Specific Module

Organic waste arising from many biotechnological industries can be processed to extract useful products or sources of energy. Much waste therefore has a value, determined by extraction costs and by the market value of its metabolites.  This module explores the potential to valorise a range of waste streams and will include case studies of exemplary waste streams as well as from students’ own chosen areas of interest.  The methods, technologies and equipment used to separate and fractionate waste, both downstream and upstream, will be discussed, as will the biotechnologically important metabolites that we can expect to be in demand in the future.

CLICK HERE for an article discussing the emerging concept of Waste Stream Valorisation by Industrial Biotechnology Teaching Fellow Dr Stephen Chapman.

CIWM Membership

Students are entitled to free membership to CIWM for the duration of their course, with support to become Chartered Members (Professional Chartered Waste Manager) through Graduate Membership and Mentored SLD (Structured Learning and Development) after graduation should they wish to pursue this.


UK and EU students from £750

International Students from £800 (non commercial) and from £1,363 (commercial)