[Course] Bioproducts Engineering and Biorefineries

The course will provide the fundamental basis of bioproducts bioengineering based on the biorefinery concept, aimed to form the students on green chemical strategies for the processing of biomass and waste into valuable biomaterials, biochemicals and biofuels.

It will be structured into four different areas: Energy from Biomass and Waste, Bioengineering of Biomaterials, Bioproducts from Biomass and waste and examples of biorefinery concepts.

The course will be given by the renowed researcher and professor Rafael Luque.

The course will be held at “Aula 3M” Escuela Ingenierías Industriales, Sede Paseo del Cauce from 14 to 17 June 2016   (14/06 17-19h; 15/06  9-12h; 16/06  9-12h; 17/06  9-11h)

Please register here (free)

  • Content:
    •    Introduction and basic concepts: Green Chemistry, biorefineries, biofuels and platform molecules
    •    Part I: Chemicals, biopolymers and biomaterials from biomass
    •    Part II: Bio-energies
    •    Part III: Biorefineries. Types and Examples
  • Syllabus:
    The course will provide the fundamental basis of bioproducts bioengineering based on the biorefinery concept, aimed to form the students on green chemical strategies for the processing of biomass and waste into valuable biomaterials, biochemicals and biofuels. It will be structured into four different areas: Energy from Biomass and Waste, Bioengineering of Biomaterials, Bioproducts from Biomass and waste and examples of biorefinery concepts.
  • Objectives:
    •    Fundamental concepts of Green chemistry, Biorefineries and Bioproducts engineering
    •    To be able to understand current issues of bioproducts engineering local and global environmental issues and devising solutions to achieving sustainability
    •    Understanding the possibilities of biorefineries in a future scenario without fossil fuels
    •    Understanding Green Chemical approaches and alternative processes to bioproducts from biomass and waste
    •    Ability to identify key pathways for sustainable processing of feedstocks
    •    Knowing basic concepts of Biorefineries and Green Chemical methods
    •    Fundamental knowledged on Bioproducts Bioengineering applied to industrial processes
  • Lectures:•    Introduction to Green Chemistry, Bioproducts and Biorefineries (1 hour)
    •    Biomaterials Bioengineering from Biomass Waste: (Bio)Chemical transformations and opportunities (2-3 hours)
    •    Chemicals from Biomass & waste: (Bio)Chemical transformations and opportunities (2 3 hours)
    •    Energy from Biomass & Waste. (Bio)Chemical and thermal processes. Gas, solid & Liquid biofuels (1-2 hours)
    •    Biorefineries: Classification and Types (1 hour)
  • Text/reference books
    •    Green Chemistry, Biofuels and Biorefinery
    J.H. Clark, R. Luque, A.S. Matharu, Annual Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 2012, 3, 183-208
    •    Food waste as a valuable resource for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels. Current situation and global perspective
    C.S.K. Lin, L. Pfaltzgraff, L. Herrero-Davila, E.B. Mubofu, S. Abderrahim, J.H. Clark, A. Koutinas, N. Kopsahelis, K. Stamatelou, F. Dickson, S. Thankappan, Z. Mohamed, R. Brocklesby, R. Luque, Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 426-464
    •    Handbook of biofuels production: processes and Technologies, Eds. R. Luque, J. Campelo, J.H. Clark, 2010, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK.
    •    Green Chemistry, Ed. R. Luque, NovaScience Publishers, 2012, New York.
    •    Sustainable Preparation of Metal Nanoparticles, Eds. R. Luque, R.S. Varma, 2012, RSC Green Chemistry Series, Cambridge UK.
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