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Summer school in Biorefining

Biorefining: from raw materials to chemicals (co-organized with INP-ENSIACET)
3 weeks - July 1 - 19 2019
Level : M1 - M2 / ects credits : 6

 

Deadline registration : March 18th, 2019

 

Location: Campus of INSA Toulouse

 

 

Biorefineries and, nowadays, more broadly, the bio-economy concepts propose interesting approaches to produce commodity products by finding alternative solutions from conventional petrochemical routes. The bioeconomy has been identified as a major theme at European and International levels for the development of processes and products using less fossil carbon. The European Commission defines the bio-economy as «an economy that encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into products for human food and animal feed, bio-based products and bioenergy through efficient and innovative technologies «(definition EFIB2017). Therefore, the value chain in bio-economy requires complementary multidisciplinary skills combining economics, biotechnology, green chemistry, and life cycle analysis, process innovation for intensive and eco-engineered bioprocesses.

 

Learning objectives

Students will be able to understand and to identify the challenges involved in the value chain in bio-economy.
Students can analyze and propose new developments for sustainable production routes.
Students will be able to know how to search for scientific articles.
Students will develop competencies in state-of-the-art research methodology.
Students will be able to propose a personal research project (for a PhD application for example).

 

Contents

COURSE 1 - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

• Enzymatic reactions for biomass deconstruction

• Microbial engineering to produce synthons
• Green chemistry
• Bioproducts and separation techniques
• Life cycle analysis.


COURSE 2 - INITIATION TO DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH (BIBLIOGRAPHY)

• Scientific databases (Web of Sciences...) and Tools (zotero...)

• Structuration of a bibliography
• Synthesis of articles regarding a topic


COURSE 3 - DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL RESEARCH PROJECT (PRP)

Green chemistry workshop deals with small framed projects regarding bioenergy production, bioplastics, biosolvents etc ... These workshops and practical works lead to oral presentation to evaluate the training.
These PRP will be evaluated at the end of the school by a Jury, in conditions close to the doctoral scholarship competition.

 

Prerequisites

Bachelor in biochemical engineering or chemical engineering

 

Registration fees : 400€/week
Contact :
summer-school @ insa-toulouse.fr

Students from partner universities have to contact summer-school @ insa-toulouse.fr before registration.

 

Registration on: https://goo.gl/forms/XQDvjilJoL0IGXzj2