Master BiWEM Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials

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Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift.

The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”.

The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations.

Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm. Using resources more efficiently brings new growth and job opportunities.

The master BiWEM (Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials) was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector.

Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource (a new material or an energy carrier) is at the heart of this strategy.

Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, chemical engineering, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics.

The objectives of the master BiWEM

  • provide students a sound theoretical and practical specialized knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing.
  • ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development approach.

During the two year training, the students will have the opportunity to work with industrial partners and research laboratories. In addition to sound scientific and technical knowledge, the master BiWEM develops the ability to :

  • work well with others, across cultures and disciplines
  • understand, analyse and be able to manage complex systems
  • develop a circular economy mind-set
  • design, optimize and manage technical services and solutions to meet the current and future challenges in the field of biomass and waste valorization

BiWEM prepares future researchers, consultants and executives for international careers in the field of waste and biomass valorization and the circular economy.

BiWEM, starting in September, includes 3 academic semesters (lectures in English) and a 6-month internship.

Inscription up to june 30th 2017


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