Module Handbook

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Course MV-BioVT-86434-K-7

Biorefinement (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The lecture focuses on the sustainable use of renewable resources by biotechnological or chemical means (integrated biorefinery concepts). The following topics will be treated in detail:
  • Overview of biorefinery concepts
  • Concept of the Biobased Economy
  • Coupling of the biorefinery to chemical production networks
  • Sugar- and starch-based biorefineries
  • Whole plant biorefinery
  • Lignocellulose Biorefinery
  • Enzymes for biorefineries
  • Biorefinery product families (sugar, lignin, biopolymers, specialty chemicals)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • develop different biorefinery concepts
  • make economic and ecological assessments of biorefineries
  • reflect existing industrial biorefinery concepts
  • understand and evaluate complex industrial concepts for the use of renewable resources
  • independently calculate material and energy flows in industrial systems using SuperProDesigner


  • B. Kamm, P.R. Gruber, M. Kamm; Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products; Wiley-VCH ISBN-10: 3-527-31027-4

Current literature will be provided in the lecture.


Print and digital media. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

In-depth knowledge of bioprocess technology (e.g. through corresponding BSc. degree), basic chemical and microbiological knowledge


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-BioVT-86434-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-BioVT-134-M-7] Biorefinement P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[MV-BioVT-M103-M-7] Bioprocess Engineering II P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP