Module Details

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Title Biorenewable Chemicals from Biomass
Code CHEM384
Coordinator Dr JA Lopez-Sanchez
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2016-17 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Pre-requisites before taking this module (or general academic requirements):



  • Biomass represents the most important renewable source for chemicals and a new “Bioeconomy” is emerging based upon its exploitation. This module provides the student with chemical and technical knowledge into available biomass feedstocks and their application and an updated critical overview of the emerging renewable chemicals and industries that are at the core of these transformations. Particular emphasis is given to the processes of commercial application,  as well as the opportunities, challenges, and new technologies emerging.