Master Materials Science and Engineering Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials

Overview

Master

National diploma
  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7
  • Mention
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Location
    • GRENOBLE Campus
  • Duration One year
  • Available as
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Summary

The aim of the Master’s program in Biorefinery & Biomaterials (Master’s Degree, One Year Graduate Program) 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.

This Master’s program is available to students who have completed at least 4 years of higher education or 1 year of graduate studies (the equivalent of 240 ECTS credits), in France or abroad. It is a degree course of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering.

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. This program also includes a final-year internship lasting 5-6 months, either in a company or in a laboratory, which pays around €600 a month if it takes place in France.

Objectives

At the end of this Master’s program in Biorefinery & 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.

With the Master Biorefinery & Biomaterials, graduates will be fully able to meet the new challenges, especially environmental, 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 program 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 program 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)

Webinar - Why to join the Biorefinery and biomaterials master's program?

   

Testimonies from our students :


 
 

  • Training partners

    Laboratories


    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 Université Grenoble Alpes, and the Axelera Chemistry-Environment Competitiveness Cluster.

    Companies

    Academic and industrial teachers

    Entreprises

    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.

Admission

  • Who should apply? Bac + 4, Bac + 5
  • required training

    This master’s degree is available to students who have completed at least 4 years of higher education or 1 year of graduate studies (the equivalent of 240 ECTS credits) in France or abroad. It is a degree course of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering.

  • Tuition fees EU citizens: €243 per year / Non-EU nationals: €3770 per year (Partial payment of 500 € in the beginning of July)
  • Available as :
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

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

Register online

Deadline: 15 May 2024


 

Pedagogical Commissions

1st Pedagogical Commission: March 27, 2024
Study of complete files submitted before this date + allocation of scholarships

2nd Pedagogical Commission: May 30, 2024
Study of complete files submitted after March 27, 2024

 

Scholarships

Application for the LabEx Tec 21 scholarship

From February to April

 

Vie étudiante

All the services offered to Grenoble INP students

 

Start of the academic year

September 2024


 

Contacts

Academic information

Julien BRAS
Head of the Master Materials Science and Engineering Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials

Education contact
pagora.contact-masterbio2@grenoble-inp.fr
 

Program

  • Course duration One year
  • Internships mandatory/abroad

Program

 


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

International

  • Language of instruction English
  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Materials science, Chemical engineering, Paper, printed communications, and biomaterials studies

Prospects

  • 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