Capstone Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability

MOOC

Capstone Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability

This capstone project is the final part of the MicroMasters programme in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability. Design a sustainable biobased process and evaluate the technological, societal and economic impact to finish the MicroMasters programme.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Registration period

Fri 7 June 2019 until Thu 30 July 2020

Date

Tue 1 October 2019 until Thu 1 October 2020

Duration 8 weeks, 12-20 hours per week
Location Online
Certificate Course materials free, certificate after payment

Content of the course

In this capstone project, you will focus on designing a sustainable biobased process. The emphasis of the project is on conversion. You will design a process from biomass to a finished product and discuss your choices for a catalyst, reactor type, organism and feedstock. You should be able to discuss your choices in the broad picture of sustainability while emphasising the conversion aspects of the process. The final product in this capstone project is a written report.

When can you subscribe to the capstone?

You can only start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters programme in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability with a verified certificate for every MOOC:

What you will learn

  • Design a sustainable biobased process
  • Choose an appropriate catalyst for the process and discuss the consequences of that catalyst on the process
  • Choose an appropriate organism for the process and discuss the consequences
  • Choose the appropriate feedstock for your biobased process and discuss the consequences
  • Calculate the mass balance of the proceses

MicroMasters Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability

This MOOC is the final poject/capstone of the Online MicroMasters Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability, which is a programme that enables you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources.

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