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13 februari 2017

To realize the transition to a biobased economy, we need professionals! The MOOC Biobased Economy Introduction offers you the opportunity to learn more about biobased in an interactive way.

The MOOC Biobased Economy Introduction is a great success. In total, 1761 participants from 49 countries (5 continents) subscribed. 495 participants went for certificate track. Of these, 350 participants eventually earned a certificate. A very high percentage for a MOOC, which we are proud of!
What is a biobased economy?
Our current economy is a fossil based economy. We are dependent upon oil and gas for our electricity, cooling and heating, fuels for transport, as well as for the production of materials and chemicals. A biobased economy on the other hand, is not dependent upon fossil resources but is based on biomass.
The MOOC Biobased Economy Introduction focuses on green chemistry, technology and environmental science. Participants will gain a general understanding of the following themes and associated topics:
Biobased economy (biobased production chain; dedicated crops and biomass residuals)
Biobased energy (biomass input, processing, conversion; different units of energy)
Biorefinery (features and classification)
Biopolymers (types and biosources; properties for product development; biocomposites)
Natural compounds (metabolism; metabolic pathways; compound classes)
Nutrients (macro and micro nutrients; organic fertilizers)
Algae (production; production systems)
Sustainability and economics (climate; sustainability; forecast)
What will be your role in the transition to a biobased economy?