Industrial Biotechnology | DelftX on edX | Course About Video

NARRATOR: All over the world, scientists
are working with new technologies to replace fossil-based products
with bio-based products. This is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Useful bio-based materials can be
produced through microorganisms. By combining chemistry, biotechnology,
and fermentation technology, and assessing the environmental
impact, biomass and waste can be turned into plastics,
adhesives, and construction materials, and fuels in a sustainable way. ISABEL ARENDS: Delft
University of Technology has a rich history in biotechnology
and strongly collaborates with colleagues around the world. LUIS CORTEZ: Brazil is a unique
example of a country that has committed itself to this
evolvement and in substituting fossil fuels in large scale. ISABEL ARENDS: Brazil has been
producing bioethanol from biomass throughout the past 40 years and thus
gained valuable experience in how to produce biofuels sustainably. Delft University and
its Brazilian partners will now share their expertise
with you in the course, Industrial Biotechnology. NARRATOR: Like their
fossil-based counterparts, producing bio-based products requires
large-scale biorefinery solutions. LUUK VAN DER WIELEN: The
course will teach you how and why they look different
and enable you to design them rationally and efficiently. NARRATOR: You will also be
challenged to design large scale industrial solutions. Moreover, you will learn how to
evaluate the economic, environmental, and social impact. ISABEL ARENDS: Come and
enroll for the unique course on Industrial Biotechnology. Again, it’s not a
luxury, it’s a necessity.