Industrial Biotechnology - Delft University of Technology

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Learn the basics of sustainable processing for biobased products to further understand their impact on global sustainability.
With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: High school understanding of mathematics First year undergraduate level of (bio)chemistry and biology


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What I would highlight This course contain practical information about bitechnology and you can see the application in the real life with practical qeustions and exercisers. Good course, recomended

What could be improved Everything was positive.

Course taken: February 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight The course place too much emphasis on unit operations and tests. Unfortunately, it was not what I expected.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: March 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight Excellent course! Very good material, videos, case study and examples. Challenge exercises. It easily requires more than 8 hours/week of effort. Worth time, though. I think this is one the best courses in Edx.

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: January 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

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As fossil-based fuels and raw materials contribute to climate change, the use of renewable materials and energy as an alternative is increasingly important and common. This transition is not a luxury, but rather a necessity. We can use the unique properties of microorganisms to convert organic waste streams into biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels. This course provides the insights and tools for the design of biotechnology processes in a sustainable way. Five experienced course leaders will teach you the basics of industrial biotechnology and how to apply these to the design of fermentation processes for the production of fuels, chemicals and foodstuffs. Throughout this course, you will be challenged to design your own biotechnological process and evaluate its performance and sustainability. This undergraduate course includes guest lectures from industry as well as from the University of Campinas in Brazil, with over 40 years of experience in bio-ethanol production. The course is a joint initiative of TU Delft, the international BE-Basic consortium and University of Campinas. LICENSE: The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.