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Master MSE - Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials

Updated on July 21, 2022
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Overview

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  • Master

    National diploma
  • Degree awarded : MasterLocation : GRENOBLE - Campus

    Available as :

    • Standard taught course
    • Lifelong learning
    Graduation year : Bac + 5Tuition fees : EU citizens: €243 per year / Non-EU nationals: €3770 per year (Partial payment of 500 € in the beginning of July)
    Graduation level : Level 7
    Duration : One year
  • Mention : Materials Science and Engineering

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Summary

The aim of the 1-year master’s degree in Biorefinery and Biomaterials (Master 2) is to train professionals specialising in the problems of biomass valorisation, in particular through the development and improvement of processes allowing its transformation into biomaterials, chemical products or energy sources.

Objectives

This master’s degree is available to students who have completed at least four years of higher scientific education in France or abroad. It is a degree course of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering.

For this master's degree, several scholarships are available, in France or depending on the country of origin, to cover all or part of the tuition fees as well as the costs associated with the studies. Similarly, this master's programme includes an internship, which can be carried out in a company or in a laboratory, with a minimum monthly stipend of 500€ if it takes place in France.


 

At the end of this master’s degree in Biorefinery and Biomaterials, forthcoming specialists will be able to implement biomass transformation processes and provide solutions that contribute to reducing the use of fossil resources, to intensifying recycling operations and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In particular, they will develop skills related to:

  • biorefinery processes
  • chemical, physico-chemical and biotechnical means of obtaining elementary building blocks from biomass, essentially from wood
  • biosourced materials, biopolymers and biocomposites

These skills are particularly needed today by companies and international organisations in the textile, plastics, packaging, energy, food and pharmaceutical sectors. They will thus enable specialists to respond to the many environmental challenges and issues of the 21st century.

Specificities

With its international dimension, all courses are taught in English. With students from a wide range of backgrounds and origins, this master’s programme offers an unprecedented opportunity to meet people from different cultures and thus develop the ability to work and manage projects in an international context.

Within this unique master’s programme in France, the main topics covered are:

  • Biorefinery, fundamental aspects (gas, biomass, plant chemical components, polymer chemistry)
  • Biorefinery for energy (bioethanol and biomethane production, diester production)
  • Biorefinery for bioproducts (existing biorefinery and conversion processes)
  • Biomaterials (biopolymers, bio-based polymers, composites, new biomaterials)
  • Sustainability assessment (life cycle assessment principles, environmental factors, energy consumption)


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  • Training partners

    The training is in line with the themes of the Tec21 Laboratory of Excellence, the Polynat Carnot Institute, the CDP Glyco@Alps, the IDEX of the Grenoble Alpes University, and the Axelera Chemistry-Environment Competitiveness Cluster.

    Academic and industrial teachers

    Industrial partnerships (not exhaustive)

    Novamont, Dow Corning, Roquette, Cargill, JRS Rettenmaier, Smurfit Kappa, Solvay, Lafarge, Arjowiggings, L’Oréal, Tetra Pak, Arkema, Schneider Electric, Seppic, Novasep, Degrémont, Condat Lubrifiant, Air Liquide, Siegwerk, Fibre Excellence, Total, Soprema, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, CEA, CTP, FCBA, Xylem…

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Admission

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  • Who should apply? : Bac + 4
  • Entry requirements :

    This master’s degree is available to students who have completed at least four years of higher scientific education in France or abroad. It is a degree course of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering.

  • Location : GRENOBLE - Campus
  • Tuition fees : EU citizens: €243 per year / Non-EU nationals: €3770 per year (Partial payment of 500 € in the beginning of July)
  • Available as :
    • Standard taught course
    • Lifelong learning

Entry requirements

English

All candidates must provide a certificate of English language level:
Mandatory minimum level B1, level B2 strongly recommended, European standards.
 

Application of students residing in the countries below

ALGERIA, ARGENTINA, BENIN, BRAZIL, BURKINA FASO, CAMEROON, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA, CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, SOUTH KOREA, CÔTE D'IVOIRE, UNITED STATES, GABON, GUINEA, INDIA, JAPAN, LEBANON, MADAGASCAR, MALI , MAURITIUS, MEXICO, PERU, CZECH REPUBLIC, RUSSIA, SENEGAL, TAIWAN, TUNISIA, TURKEY, VIETNAM, ZIMBABWE.

1 - You must apply via CampusFrance: http://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/etudesenfrance/
2 - You must also apply via the link below.

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Application campaign open from October 18, 2021 to May 18, 2022


Online application


1st Pedagogical Commission: March 30, 2022
→ study of complete files submitted before this date + allocation of scholarships
2nd Pedagogical Commission: May 19, 2022
→ study of complete files submitted after March 30, 2022
 

Scholarships

Pre-doctoral scholarships of Tec 21 group
→ Application from February to April

Contacts

Academic information

Julien BRAS

Education contact

Master Bio2 Education

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Program

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  • Course duration : One year
  • Internships mandatory/abroad : Master thesis abroad possible.
     

Program

Depending on the Covid 19 situation, the courses might be provided online. Further information will be given later on.


SEMESTER 9

Hours

UE 1 : Biorefinery for chemicals

Production of cellulosic fibers

24

Biorefinery - Bioproducts

24

Chemicals recovery in biorefinery mills

9

Advanced biorefinery processes (Labworks)

21

TOTAL

78

UE 2 : Biorefinery for energy

Chemical and biochemical processes

18

Biomethane production

6

Biohydrogen production

9

Thermal processes

21

Thermodynamic modeling of biorefinery processes

9

TOTAL

63

UE 3 : Biobased materials

Biocomposites - synthesis and chemical fiber modification

13,5

Second generation Biopolymers

9

Biopolymers

12

Polymer physics, structure, properties

18

Bio(nano)composites

6

Biobased materials - project&labworks

8

TOTAL

66,5

UE 4 : Biomass purification and analytical techniques

Bleaching of lignocellulosic fibers

13

LCA-Environmental assessment

23

Biorefinery Analysis (Labworks)

24,5

TOTAL

60,5

UE 5 : Technico-Economical Project

Technico-economical project

56

TOTAL

56

TOTAL SEMESTER 9

324


SEMESTER 10

Master thesis project

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International

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  • Language of instruction : English
  • Erasmus areas : Materials science
  • Internship abroad : Yes
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Prospects

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  • Graduation year : Bac + 5
  • Graduation level : Level 7

Careers

Sectors

Chemical, material, plastic, cosmetic, detergent, textile, building, packaging, engineering and energy industrial sectors.

Jobs

Production Engineer, R & D Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Development Engineer...

Further learning opportunities

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering
I-MEP2 Doctoral School
Engineering - Materials, Mechanics, Environment, Energetics, Processes, Production

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Date of update July 21, 2022

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French State controlled Master's degree

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Internships

Master thesis abroad possible.
 
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