Biorefining : from raw materials to chemicals

Biorefining : from raw materials to chemicals

  • Summer School
  • Study field
    Biology – Biochemistry, Bioengineering - Biotechnologies, Microbiology
  • Institution
  • Teaching language
    English

Presentation

Presentation

This 3-week summer school is focused on biorefining.

Date : July, 1st -19th, 2019

The summer school takes place on INSA Campus in Toulouse.

Biorefineries and, nowadays, more broadly, the bio-economy concepts propose interesting approaches to produce commodity products by finding alternative solutions from conventional petrochemical routes. The bioeconomy has been identified as a major theme at European and International levels for the development of processes and products using less fossil carbon. The European Commission defines the bio-economy as "an economy that encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into products for human food and animal feed, bio-based products and bioenergy through efficient and innovative technologies " (definition EFIB2017).

Therefore, the value chain in bio-economy requires complementary multidisciplinary skills combining economics, biotechnology, green chemistry, and life cycle analysis, process innovation for intensive and eco-engineered bioprocesses.

Admission

Access condition

Bachelor in biochemical engineering or chemical engineering

Deadline registration : March 18th, 2019

Application must be made directly to the organizing institution. No application is possible through this website. Please click on the link "See the course website" to find out how to apply.

Program

Training content

Contents
COURSE 1 - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

• Enzymatic reactions for biomass deconstruction

• Microbial engineering to produce synthons
• Green chemistry
• Bioproducts and separation techniques
• Life cycle analysis.


COURSE 2 - INITIATION TO DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH (BIBLIOGRAPHY)

• Scientific databases (Web of Sciences...) and Tools (zotero...)

• Structuration of a bibliography
• Synthesis of articles regarding a topic


COURSE 3 - DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL RESEARCH PROJECT (PRP)

Green chemistry workshop deals with small framed projects regarding bioenergy production, bioplastics, biosolvents etc ... These workshops and practical works lead to oral presentation to evaluate the training.
These PRP will be evaluated at the end of the school by a Jury, in conditions close to the doctoral scholarship competition.

Location

  • Toulouse

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