Mineral oil still constitutes the most important source of liquid fuels, but is also an important raw material for the production of plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.Find alternative Sustainable Resources
Together with a number of other renewable resources, biomass will potentially constitute an important part of the future energy supply. Biomass will be the major substitute (and probably the only one) for oil as a feedstock for industrial processes. The conversion of biomass will take place in bio refineries corresponding to traditional oil-based refineries.
These processes will be based on microorganisms (fungi and bacteria) and microbial produced enzymes. Mineral oil will be replaced by agricultural residues, algae, industrial wastes from food production, and other biomasses, which are converted into high value products such as biofuels, biochemicals for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, and biological active compounds.
During the Aalborg University's Master's programme in Sustainable Biotechnology, you get insight into international research in sustainability, biofuels, and the use of biomass as raw material in bio refineries. You get to work with the newest technologies and scientific results within these rapidly expanding fields.
Job and Career
The Master's programme in Sustainable Biotechnology qualifies you for employment within a number of fields, where the transition to sustainable technologies and resources has been initiated or will be initiated. You will also be prepared to work within general biotechnological disciplines.
Graduates find employment in biotechnological and bioenergy companies, research institutions, consulting engineering companies and public institutions.
Furthermore, it is anticipated that the biomass-based and biological sectors will expand significantly in the coming years, leading to new job opportunities.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Advanced Microbiological Production
- Biorefinery Principles
- Biological Production Processes
- Design of Biomass Conversion Processes
- Microbiological Discovery
- Advanced Kinetics and Modelling of Bioprocesses
- Anaerobic and Fungal Biotechnology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiotechnology Sustainable Development View 12 other Masters in Biotechnology in Denmark
A Bachelor's degree relevant engineering or natural science disciplines.
International13345 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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