Bio-based Products

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode CHBBP-09
Vaknaam Bio-based Products
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Bio-based Products
Leerdoelen At the end of the course the students should:
1) Describe and discriminate important biomass feeds, biomass conversion technologies and biobased products
2) Relate product properties with biomass sources and conversion technology;
3) Write a literature report on a selected biobased product topic according to a pre-described format
4) Present the findings of the literature report to a student audience
Omschrijving The following subjects will be treated:
1. Biomass composition and sources
2. Biofuels (first and higher generations)
3. Biobased Specification Chemicals
4. Biobased Performance Products
5. Integration: the biorefinery concept
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 20 hours, self study: 120 hours)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(verslag per groep van twee)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. H.J. Heeres
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. F. Picchioni
Opmerkingen The final report is made in a group of 2 persons. The final presentation is an integrated co-presentation of the two group members.
Assessment is based on the final report for the course and the presentation. The report counts for 80% of the mark; the presentation for 20%. The mark for the presentation may differ for the two group members.
The following criteria are used for evaluation of the final mark for the report (all equal weight:
• Structure (in line with pre-described format)
• Formulation of research question
• Referencing
• Content (broad and deepness)
• Style and language
• Lay out

For the final presentation, the following criteria are evaluated:
• Adapting to audience
• Overall structure
• Introduction/research question
• Use of audio visuals
• Response to questions
• Effective use of available time

• Eye contact
• Body posture
• Speech
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Chemical Engineering  ( Core programme) - semester I a verplicht
MSc Chemistry: Advanced Materials  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Catalysis and Green Chemistry  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Chemical Biology  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives) - semester I a keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Chemistry - Chemical Engineering - semester I a Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Electives Year 2) 2 semester I a keuze
MSc Industrial Engineering and Management: Product and Process Technology  (Product and Process Technology (PPT)) 1 semester I a verplicht