Biobased Principles and Opportunities Free Online Course by Wageningen University

Wageningen University and Research Centre

Wageningen University and Research Centre is offering free online course on Biobased Principles and Opportunities. This course require applicants to have at least BSc level knowledge on courses and topics such as chemistry, mathematics and process engineering.

Applicants will learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. The course will start on September 26, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 10 weeks
Effort: 8-12 hours pw
Subject: Environmental Studies
Institution: Wageningen University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $199
Session: Course Starts on September 26, 2017

Providers’ Details

Wageningen University and Research centre is dedicated to exploring the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Learn more about WUR. WageningenX courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and help consumers making informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.

About This Course

Explore how to create a sustainable future by moving away from dependence on fossil resources to biomass resources for the production of food, chemicals and energy-carriers.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and importance of the biobased economy and the value of biobased products.
  • Understand the factors and methods that can influence production of biobased crops;
  • Understand how the composition and chemical nature of biomass fractions determines the processing steps within a biorefinery;
  • Assess sustainability issues for a given biobased case’
  • Decide how to implement a consumer point of view during the development of a biobased product.

Instructors

Harry Bitter
Professor Biobased Chemistry and Technology, Wageningen University & Research

Maria Barbosa
Associate Professor Microalgae Biotechnology, Wageningen University & Research

Ellen Slegers
Post-doc researcher Biobased Chemistry and Food Sciences, Wageningen University & Research

Ellen Slegers
Post-doc researcher Biobased Chemistry and Food Sciences, Wageningen University & Research

Corjan van den Berg
Assistant Professor, Bioprocess Engineering, Wageningen University & Research

Elinor Scott
Associate Professor Biobased Chemistry and Technology, Wageningen University & Research

Paul Struik
Professor of Crop Physiology, Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

BSc in technology, engineering (and applied) sciences. You should have at least BSc level knowledge on courses and topics such as chemistry, mathematics and process engineering.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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