Cases in Bioprocess Technology


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Linear algebra, General and Organic Chemistry, Process Technology or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • Unit processes needed for the conversion of biomass into biobased products
  • pretreatment of substrate and biomass
  • sterilization of substrates and installations
  • design of fermentation processes
  • transferring biochemical reactions, their stoichiometry, rates and yields into production processes
  • bioreactor types - design and function
  • up scaling of biotechnological production
  • bioprocesses using GMO´s
  • cases for different industrial process schemes including wastewater treatment, energy production and production of bio-based chemicals

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Can account for how to transfer knowledge of microbial processes and their kinetics into large-scale production processes
  • Have knowledge about special fermentation processes and the use of gene modified organisms (GMO)
  • Have knowledge about bioreactor types, their design and possibility for up scaling
  • Can account for substrate preparation and handling and operation of production facilities
  • Can account for different unit processes needed for the conversion of biomass into industrial products


  • Can set up, design, and compose different unit processes for the conversion of biomass into specific products

Type of instruction

Lectures, laboratory exercises and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examCases in Bioprocess Technology
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleCases i bioproces teknologi
Module codeK-BBT-B6-15
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science