NIGK21039U Enzymatic Biorefining in Practice
The process of converting biomass to energy and chemicals is called biorefining. A factory that uses enzymes and yeast to transform straw into ethanol and electricity is an examples of a biorefinery.
This is a practical course in which the students plan and execute enzymatic biorefinery experiments using stirred tank reactors. The students work in small teams. The use of plant cell wall degrading enzymes in industrially relevant experiments will be in focus. The course will include lectures to provide the theoretical basis required for understanding the experimental set-up and for interpreting the resulting data. In addition, attention will also be given to how laboratory journals must be kept to ensure.
The course is relevant for student of biotechnology, food science, sustainable & renewable energy.
Theoretical background and fundamental principles of industrial enzymatic biorefining processes.
An understanding of fundamental biotechnological and experimental techniques
Theoretical and practical skills required for research into complex enzymatic processes.
Skills in experimental set-up for biorefining experiments.
Skills in data recording, observation and interpretation.
Skill in good scientific practice and keeping good laboratory journal records.
The student will:
- gain competences in biorefining in practice.
- be able to critically compare different disciplines and methods and explain their applications.
- be able to transparently record experimental processes and results.
- be able to explain sources of error and assess data quality.
The course will be based on primary literature which can be found on Absalon during the course
These two courses are recommended qualifications:
NPLK19004U Enzymology and Experimental Biochemistry and LBIK10136U Heterologous Expression
- Class Instruction
- Exam Preparation
- 5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutesAssesment of oral presentation based on practical and written work prepared during the course. A short presentation in groups is followed by 20 min individual oral exam.
- Exam registration requirements
Approved laboratory report.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
The same as the ordinary exam.
Students that do not meet the Exam registration requirements have to follow the course the following study year.
Criteria for exam assesment
In order to pass, the student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome’.
- Course code
- 5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 4-22 July 2022
- Course capacity
- Course is also available as continuing and professional education
- Study board
- Study Board of Natural Resources, Environment and Animal Science
- Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
- Faculty of Science
- Katja Salomon Johansen (3-6e766d436c6a71316e7831676e)
Katja Salomon Johansen, Søren Brander, Johan Ørskov Ipsen