KE00CG69 – Biorefinery

Organizer: ÅAU

Biorefinery course


ÅAU students can enroll in via Peppi
Students from other institutions, please contact the responsible teacher

The aim of the course is to

  • link in a versatile way the concept of biorefinery as part of a circular economy
  • illustrate the use of chemical engineering in biorefineries
  • provide students with basic information about different biorefinery concepts and the relatedtechnical issues


After the course, the student should be able to explain the concepts of circular economy and biorefinery, present and describe a biorefinery concept of his/her own choice, apply chemical engineering tools to the biorefinery concept, apply principles of chemical engineering on biomass conversion to products, chemicals, and energy critically assess the advantages and disadvantages of a biorefinery. Since the course is given as a flipped classroom, presence during the seminars is very important.


The student will learn to

  • work in teams
  • perform a proper literature search
  • combine knowledge from different fields
  • report and present project progress
  • give and receive positive feedback


More information from
Maria Zevenhoven, course coordinator (
Henrik Grénman (