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Master MSE - Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials

Updated on October 25, 2021
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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: 500 € (beginning of July)
    Graduation level : Level I
    Duration : One year
  • Mention : Materials Science and Engineering

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Summary

The Biorefinery and Biomaterials program of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering is aimed at students wishing to move towards the professions of valorization of plant biomass into chemicals, energy and biomaterials.
This one-year course (September to July) is taught in English.
Depending on the Covid 19 situation, the courses might be provided online. Further information will be given later on.

Objectives

The transformation of plant biomass into energy, chemicals and polymers is an important component of the green economy. It contributes to the drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the intensification of recycling and the limitation of waste.

The biorefinery is the operation that passes from the plant resource to the production of energy and chemicals. Bioenergy, biofuels, bioproducts and biopolymers are today realities. However, the growth of their production must be considerably accelerated so that their contribution is up to the stakes.

This development involves new skills.

Specificities

Biorefinery, general and basic aspects

Oil, coal, gas and biomass, plant chemical components (cellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses, starch, sugars, oils, tannins and other extractives).
Polymer chemistry, characterization, structure and properties, polymer industry.

Biorefinery for energy

Pretreatment and saccharification of biomass, fermentation, production of bioethanol and biomethane.
Torrefaction, pyrolysis and gasification of lignocellulosics.
Production of diester.
Worldwide activities and perspectives.

Biorefinery for bioproducts

Existing biorefinery and conversion processes.
Cellulose, starch, sugars and derivatives, resin acids, terpenes, rubber, lignin derivatives…
Diacids, levulinic acid, furan derivatives, xylitol, sorbitol, diols, diamines, phenols…

Biomaterials

Biopolymers: natural polymers, synthetic polymers from natural resources (PLA, PBS, polyamides, polyethylene, PHA…)
Structure and properties, future bio-sourced polymers, technical and scientific challenges.
Composites: natural fibers for composites, structure and properties, fibre-matrix compatibility and adhesion...
New biomaterials: complex and laminate bio-based materials, nanocellulose, bio-nanocomposites, active biomaterials, production and properties.

Assessment of sustainability

Principles of life cycle analysis, end of life, environmental factors, energy consumption, toxicity, competition of raw materials, risk assessment...

  • 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 : Having completed at least one year study in a Master program (Master 1 program in France or 4 years of higher education program abroad) in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, polymeric materials or equivalent thematics.
  • Location : GRENOBLE - Campus
  • Tuition fees : EU citizens: € 243 per year - Non-EU nationals: € 3770 per year - Partial payment: 500 € (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.

Apply now

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.
     
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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 I

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 October 25, 2021

Université Grenoble Alpes