Capstone Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability
In this capstone project, you will focus on designing a sustainable biobased process. The emphasis of the project is on conversion. You will design a process from biomass to a finished product and discuss your choices for a catalyst, reactor type, organism and feedstock. You should be able to discuss your choices in the broad picture of sustainability while emphasising the conversion aspects of the process.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
You can only start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters Program in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability with a verified certificate for every course.
The first module will focus on preparing you for the final assignment. Provided are some recap questions and additional reading material that can help you on your way to writing a professional report. This module is open to all learners, including those only auditing the course.
The second module will present to you the case you will be working on, as well as some additional guidelines. You will first submit an outline, then a draft report, and lastly a final report. This module is only open to learners who signed up for a verified certificate and completed the previous three courses with verified certificates.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Wageningen University & Research, a partner institute of EdX.
12-20 hours per week
- Verified Track -$299
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
You will be able to:
- Design a sustainable biobased process.
- Choose an appropriate catalyst for the process and discuss the consequences of that catalyst on the process.
- Choose an appropriate organism for the process and discuss the consequences.
- Choose the appropriate feedstock for your biobased process and discuss the consequences.
- Calculate the mass balance of the process.
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