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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability MicroMaster Programme in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Help drive the transition from fossil sources to renewable energy ones and engineer a biobased future. By the #1 agricultural sciences university.

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The Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability MicroMaster Program me from EdX is offered in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX.

The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased ones. In order to be truly sustainable, alternative, biobased resources also need to be economically viable. To be successful, corporations need to be able to navigate the challenges and opportunities in this dynamic field. 

This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries and seeking to make a shift to more sustainable practices. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams.

Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources.

The only way to obtain the MicroMasters certificate is to complete and pass all courses in the programme with a verified (paid) certificate. You may browse individual courses for free before deciding to pursue the entire programme. However, some course content is only available to verified learners.

Job Outlook

  • Careers in industries such as: (bio)chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Exciting career opportunities for traditionally and newly trained: (bio)chemical engineers, process engineers, supply chain manager, product managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and business developers in a biobased business
  • Research scientist, microbiologist, bioprocess specialist
  • The US biobased products industry contributes $369 Billion and 4 Million jobs to American economy
  • EU employment in the biobased sector accounts for 13.8 million jobs

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn:

  • Understand the challenges of switching from a fossil source-based economy to a biobased economy.
  • Understand how to identify suitable raw materials and create valuable new products.
  • Learn how to refine biomass without damaging its valuable components.
  • Perform a functional analysis of potential methods that can be used for refining a resource.
  • Learn how to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products.
  • Evaluate technological, ethical, societal and economic consequences in the production of biobased products.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months
    • 14 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




18 alternative credits


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Tuition Fee

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    671 USD/full
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    671 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 671 USD for the full programme during 6 months.


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