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MIRACLES SUMMER SCHOOL: Microalgae Courses

Microalgae Courses

MIRACLES Summer School

We  invite you to consider attending two international summer courses at AlgaePARC in Wageningen, NL, organised in collaboration with the EU FP7 Project Miracles in the framework of the Algae Biorefinery Summer School.

There are limited places in both courses so if you are interested please register asap!!  

The two courses provide the essential skills for designing optimal microalgae-based production and biorefinery processes, for both research and commercial purposes.

The courses are aimed at PhD students, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, as well as professionals.

Microalgae Process Design-from cells to photobioreactors (18–25 August 2017)

This course provides the essential skills for designing optimal microalgae-based production processes, for both research and commercial purposes.

Through lectures, digital cases and a photobioreactor practical, the participants will learn: 1) how to describe microalgal metabolism quantitatively, 2) how to apply basic design principles and set up mass/energy balances for photobioreactors, 3) how to cultivate microalgae in fully controlled photobioreactors, 4) how to integrate all acquired knowledge into optimal production strategies for microalgae biomass or secondary metabolites, and 5) how to scale it up and evaluate the impact of process parameters on production costs.

Microalgae Biorefinery (28-31 August 2017) (Miracles Biorefinery Summer School)

This course provides the essential skills for designing optimal microalgae-based biorefineries, from unit operations to the entire process chain, for both research and commercial applications and to be able to address the present bottlenecks in the process chain. In addition several speakers from industry will highlight the industrial/economic framework of microalgae biorefinery.

Through lectures, digital cases and short practicals, the participants will learn: 1) to describe different process units for each process step in the microalgae biorefinery chain; 2) to evaluate and optimize the process units by setting up mass/energy balances for each unit; 3) to integrate the different process units in a process chain and to 4) integrate the acquired knowledge into optimal process chains for different business cases with different combinations of end products. This is the second edition of the course.

More information and registration ? Follow the links below

Microalgae Process Design: from Cells to Photobioreactors (5th ed.) 18 – 25 August 2017

Microalgae Biorefinery (2nd ed.), 28 – 31 August 2017

www.bpe.wur.nl

www.AlgaePARC.com

http://miraclesproject.eu/

NB: When taking both courses a reduction in total course fee can be offered. Please contact Eva Oudshoorn at eva.oudshoorn@wur.nl for more information. 

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