The focus Renewable products and fuels prepares you for work in all industries where chemical processes occur, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, paper and mining industries.
One of the biggest challenges we face is to produce the products society demands in a more environmentally friendly way.Do you want to be involved in developing these products? Then we can offer you an approach that makes it possible to work with both current and future chemical processes and to work with development of future products and fuels.
One way to reduce the need for fossil fuels is creating bio-refineries where combinations of different processes are used to convert renewable biomass into fuels, chemicals and materials. In future the biorefineries will thus produced other valuable products from biomass, in addition to paper and pulp. This contributes to a maximum use of raw materials, and reduces emissions from fossil fuels and more environmentally friendly production of products that are in demand. As an MSc in Sustainable Process Engineering with specialization in renewable products and fuels, you can work with the transformation of today's paper and pulp mills to tomorrow's biorefineries, but this focus also gives you broad knowledge and choice to work in virtually all industries where chemical processes occur.
You start by reading basic courses for engineers and an introduction to the topic Industrial environmental and process technology. Year 2 and 3 refer to the core courses in the subject area of Industrial Environment and Process Technology, followed by a six-month industrial internship that you can choose to do in Sweden or abroad. You then select a specialization in Renewable products and fuels (or Sustainable mineral and metal extraction) and specialization courses will dominate the last two years. Courses specific to the direction Renewable products and fuels, including: Pulp and Paper Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Design of biochemical / chemical process plants, Bioprocess Engineering and Industrial catalysis.