Successful start for the Post Master degree "Biorefinery: bioenergy, bioproducts & biomaterials" at Grenoble INP-Pagora
March 5, 2013
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Grenoble INP-Pagora has already received a positive assessment of its first Post Master degree "Biorefinery: bioenergy, bioproducts & biomaterials" which started last September. This one-year degree program is intended for French or foreign students or professionals who wish to specialize in these new and exciting developments.
During the first semester, the students appreciated the diversity and quality of teaching not only by professors and researchers from Grenoble INP-Pagora - drawing notably on the advances in research conducted by the
school laboratory (LGP2) - but also by outside specialists. Indeed, many courses were offered by researchers at
IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) on biofuels, and by researchers at the
CEA Grenoble, on thermal processes in biomass conversion.
Several visits to factories and R&D sites allowed them to meet industrial players from the biomaterials sector, to approach the practical aspects of their production and use, and also to better understand the development of research in the field. Furthermore, they discovered the manufacture of cellulose acetate from cellulose pulp wood at
Rhodia Acetol (Isère) and bioplastic packaging at
CiccaPack (Isère), as well as eco-design and packaging life cycle analysis in
CGL Pack (Haute-Savoie). Research resources mobilized by the IFPEN and CEA were also presented.
Students of the Post Master at CiccaPack
Students of the Post Master at CGL Pack
During this second semester dedicated to a research project, the students are currently applying this wide range of academic and practical knowledge at
Schneider Electric (energy management),
Siegwerk (manufacture of inks),
Soprema (waterproofing, insulation) and at
Wageningen University in Holland.