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Biorefinery - 4FMT1051

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 15.0
    • Tutorials : 9.0
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    • Written tests : 1.5
    ECTS : 38.0
  • Officials : Christine CHIRAT


Learning outcomes :

  • To know the processes of biomass fractionation and their impact on wood compounds;
  • To propose processes according to the raw material;
  • To use vegetable raw materials instead of fossil raw materials when appropriate.
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Acquire knowledge about the different types of biorefineries that exist and are being developed. The manufacturing routes for the main bioproducts and biofuels will be studied for each type of biorefinery.

General introduction
Chap 1. Chemical constituants of vegetal biomasses used in biorefineries
Chap 2 : Introduction to petrol based refinery and petrochemistry
Chap 3. First generation biorefineries based on starch and vegetal oil : processes, bioproducts, biofuels.
Chap 4. Second generation biorefineries based on lignocellulosic biomasses: processes, bioproducts, biofuels.
The following processes will be studied : alkaline processes, acid processes, organosolv processes, steam explosion processes, introduction to thermochemical processes

Targeted skills: developing solutions and innovation; managing a process or system; acting for sustainable development


Wood chemistry course (Year 1) – Course on the Processes of production of chemical and mechanical fibers (Year 2)


1 written exam (1h30)

la note prend en compte la note du DS et des TD


The course exists in the following branches:

Additional Information

Semester 7 - This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Student->Semester 7
Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Apprentice->Semester 7
Curriculum->Master Bio2->Semester 7



1. FENGEL D., WEGENER G. Wood: chemistry, ultrastructure, reactions. Walter de Gruyter, 1989
2. SARKANEN K.V., LUDWIG C.H. Lignins: occurrence, formation, structure and reactions. New York : Wiley Interscience, 1971
3. BALLERINI D., ALAZARD-TOUX N., APPERT O. Les biocarburants : état des lieux, perspectives et enjeux du développement . Editions Technip, 2006
4. KAMM, B., GRUBER, R., KAMM, M. "Biorefineries - Industrial processes and products, WILEY VCH, 2005
5. Congresses : International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry (ISWFPC), Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, European Biomass Conference, CEN publications.

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Date of update July 24, 2020

Université Grenoble Alpes