970308 Biorefinery and products from renewable resources

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Baumgartner, Sabine , Neureiter, Markus , Bauer, Alexander , Böhmdorfer, Stefan , Ribitsch, Doris , Pröll, Tobias , Mautner, Andreas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


Biorefinery is a concept towards processing biomass to a variety of products. These products may range from materials, base and fine chemicals, to energy such as gasoline, electrical power or heat. This course will introduce the broad range of applications for renewable resources.

- Introduction Biorefineries
- Overview Renewable Resources (oils, waxes, proteins, carbohydrates),
- Green Chemistry: Trends, Opportunities and Limits
- Enzymatic Degradation of Lignocellulosic Materials
- Post-harvest Technologies, Biogas Technologies and Ecological Assessment
- Biomass to Materials
- Bioenergy and Energy Technology
- Tour of Facilities

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Knowledge on major renewable ressources, including oils, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Knowledge on major areas taught in the master study "Material and energetic use of renewable resources (NAWARO)" (H 066 471). Be able to report on different material and energetic uses derived from renewable resources. Ability to give definitions and delineations around "renewable resources".
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.