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Think Biobased! is a Course

Think Biobased!

Started Apr 23, 2018


Full course description

Course Date:

Starts April 23, 2018




3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Certificate (free)


This MOOC “Think Biobased” stimulates the transition towards a Biobased Economy. You will learn the basics of several important themes in the biobased economy. The themes are Agriculture in the Biobased Economy, Food Processing Industry, Bioenergy, Biomass Components, Biobased Applications, Reuse and Biobased Business and Innovations. Learning activities include online instructional videos, literature, and discussions with course participants and quizzes. Additionally, a challenging assignment will be part of the MOOC to share your own innovative ideas.


In this course you will learn the basics of the Biobased Economy through the following themes that are all connected:

  • Agriculture in the Biobased Economy
  • Food Processing Industry, Bioenergy
  • Biomass Components
  • Biobased Applications
  • Reuse
  • Biobased Business and Innovations

You will be challenged to come up with new ideas for the biobased economy.

Target Audience: Professionals and students interested in the Biobased Economy.

Course is offered by Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Course Instructors

M. Michels

M. Michels, PH.D.

Lead Instructor

Michiel is a senior lecturer and researcher at Avans University of Applied Sciences with a special focus on biobased chemistry. Research involves optimizing growth conditions in order to obtain biomass containing the desired bioproduct, biorefinery, nutrient recovery, and wastewater treatment.

D.F. Broens PhD

D.F. Broens, Ph.D.


Douwe-Frits manages the portfolio of business support activities of the Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy. He has 25 years of experience in applied economic research connected to business. Both as a researcher and as an entrepreneur, in fields as broad as pipeline transport, flower auctions and small scale bioethanol production.

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