About this course Biomass is the only renewable feedstock which contains the carbon atoms needed to make the molecules to create chemicals, materials and fuels. However, the majority of our current scientific and industrial knowledge on conversion is based on fossil feedstock processing.
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The focus on this course is the design of an effective catalytic process for the conversions of biobased feedstocks to desired products. Unique for bioconversion is the presence of the elements O, N, P, S and large quantities of water. You will therefore will explore: Microbial, biochemical and chemical i.
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How to use biocatalysts, home- or heterogeneous catalysts and optimize the process of conversion. Tune catalysts to their specific advantages and disadvantages for biobased conversions. The influence of the reactor choice as an inevitable asset in the process. How to describe the productivity of catalytic processes depending on the choice of the reactor and how the choice of the reactor can add to the stability of the conversion process. The knowledge gained in this course will allow you to design processes specifically targeted on biomass based conversions.
Learners will also have the opportunity to interact with chemists, engineers and scientists who mainly focus on the traditional fossil-based conversions. It's especially valuable to those who have or ambition to have a career in industries such as: the bio chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related non- governmental organizations.
What you'll learn How to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products To understand, evaluate and design a process based on either homogeneous, heterogeneous or biocatalysts Critically evaluate the pros and cons of a biobased conversion route vs a fossil-based conversion route.
Module 1: Introduction to Biobased Conversions This introduction module starts by refreshing your knowledge of the three pillars of this course: chemical conversions, microbial conversions and reactor design. Module 2: Development and Performance of Catalysts Here the focus is on the catalyst.
You learn how heterogeneous catalysts are synthesised and how a suitable microorganism or mixed culture is selected. In this module, deactivation processes are central and you will study how to account for them in reaction kinetics.
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Finally, we will take a closer look at improving conversion rates in heterogeneous catalysts. Who can take this course? The future availability of bio based jet fuel in all European airports will be a challenge, involving the production of biomass, conversion and distribution. A gradual scale up of conversion capacity and biomass supplies over the coming decades will be required to meet the aviation requirements. Biomass production and supply capacity needs to be developed in balance with improved agricultural and forestry management to avoid conflicts with food supply and biodiversity.
To meet the needs of the competitive aviation industry regional, existing facilities and strengths have to be utilized and new business models developed. The long-term goal of the pilot is to develop a European interregional value chain that focuses on promoting larger scale aviation biofuel production. For each step, the specific objectives for are defined as follows:.
Microalgae are amongst the most promising sustainable feedstocks that can be used as ingredients for a large range of sectors e. Unfortunately production costs of microalgae bio products are still relatively high in comparison to chemical synthesis or extraction from plants as the main technical challenge lies in the scaling up of the whole production process. The specific objective for is to set up the technical requirements for the Demo Case at the pilot level, identified the appropriate partners and search for funding resources to develop it in the coming years.
Bio-Economy — Interregional cooperation on innovative use of non-food Biomass The innovative use of non-food biomass represents one of the most significant emerging industries at global level, as it can provide a significant contribution in tackling some of the most important contemporary challenges, e. For each step, the specific objectives for are defined as follows: To assess the most promising routes for the production of bio-aviation fuels based on pilot results obtained so far.
To prepare for a demonstration plant based on the most promising bio-aviation fuel technologies. To create a market for bio-aviation fuels and prepare for a commercial scale plant. Contact person for the demo case: Carolien Huisman carolien.