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    Application Deadline
  • 56 days
    Duration
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Overview

The Capstone Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX.

In this capstone project, you will focus on designing a sustainable biobased process. The emphasis of the project is on conversion. You will design a process from biomass to a finished product and discuss your choices for a catalyst, reactor type, organism and feedstock. You should be able to discuss your choices in the broad picture of sustainability while emphasising the conversion aspects of the process.

The final product in this capstone project is a written report.

Complete your MicroMasters credential by signing up for a virtually-proctored exam. This 2 hour, multiple choice exam will test your knowledge on all topics discussed in the 3 MicroMasters programme courses.

Verified certificate for every course

You can only start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters programme in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability with a verified certificate for every course.

  • Biorefinery: From Biomass to Building Blocks of Biobased Products; Design an effective biorefinery to obtain valuable components from various biobased feedstocks
  • Catalytic Conversions for Biobased Chemicals and Products; Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential C
  • From Fossil Resources to Biomass: A Business and Economics Perspective; Learn how to market and sell biobased products within a profitable business model

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity 12 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      12 to 20 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

You will be able to:

  • Design a sustainable biobased process.
  • Choose an appropriate catalyst for the process and discuss the consequences of that catalyst on the process.
  • Choose an appropriate organism for the process and discuss the consequences.
  • Choose the appropriate feedstock for your biobased process and discuss the consequences.
  • Calculate the mass balance of the process.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can only start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters programme in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability with a verified certificate for every course.

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $299 USD

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Funding

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