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Biobased Economy – Green Chemistry

Avans University of Applied Sciences via Canvas Network


This eight-week online course provides an overview of the economy surrounding biotechnology. As a participant, you’ll learn about biorefineries, nutrients, biopolymers, bioenergy, and the cycle that takes products from biomass to world markets.

Learning activities include online instructional videos, exercises, interesting guest speakers, and discussions that focus on the theory and practice of companies in the Dutch Delta working in this new economy. Additionally, you can participate in interactive case studies intended to challenge the shared brainpower of course participants.


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)

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Completed it this May 2018 , still no response about completing it so still 2 'CAA' points missing eventhough I made all assignments etc
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I like the group assignments. It stimulates my creative abilities. The main course is not so clear. I can not see my progress in a graph or diagram.

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