Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy

The Biotechnology and the Applied Microbiology Institutes at RWTH Aachen University were contributing to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the platform edX.

The course which was developed by a team of experts from seven different institutions and universities educates about the meaning of "biobased" and the key aspects in developing and commercializing biobased products. In this context, opportunities, hurdles, and driving forces of the bioeconomy are thematised. The learning journey focuses on the different types of biomass, the methods of refinery and typical conversion technologies used for biobased products. Additionally, it gives insight into the the practical and real-life examples emerging in the market: biopolymers, bioenergy, bioflavours, and biosurfactants. Interested? Check out the link for more information: