Module Handbook

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Module MV-BioVT-134-M-7

Biorefinement (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-BioVT-134-M-7 Biorefinement 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-88.B10-SG] M.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-BioVT-86434-K-7
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: talk (20-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 10434 ("Biorefinement")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


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.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

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


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-BioVT-134-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt I [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik