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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the From Fossil Resources to Biomass - A Chemistry Perspective in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. 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. 

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Overview

The upcoming years are all about creating a sustainable future where it is necessary to move away from fossil resources and explore and implement the opportunities that biomass as a renewable energy source gives us. 

Join this course if you want to learn 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. You will learn what biomass is, how to produce biomass renewable energy- and biomass fuel and how to make biobased products.

You will get a solid understanding of how chemistry works in a biobased economy and in the production of biomass renewable products. Your valuable knowledge will help your company drive into sustainability and actually make the transition to use biomass resources to produce biobased products.

This From Fossil Resources to Biomass - A Chemistry Perspective course at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is part of the MicroMasters program Business and Economics for a Circular economy.

Explore the other courses in the MicroMasters program:

  • Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy
  • Capstone Business and Economics for a Circular Economy

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basic chemical and technological concepts underlying the biobased value chain
  • 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
  • Understand the potential of microorganisms for the production of biobased products.
  • Explain how catalysis can contribute to a biobased economy

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To optimally learn in/from and complete the complete MicroMasters Program we expect you to have a bachelor degree in social sciences (preferably business-, or economics). However, there is no formal entry level requirement for this MOOC.

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $149 USD

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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