BIOTECNOLOGIE INDUSTRIALI PER LA PRODUZIONE DI PRODOTTI CHIMICI E BIOENERGIE
To have acquired the classical contents of General Biochemistry.
The assessment of the knowledge learned will be carried out by an oral exam at the end of the course. During the test, the student will have to face at least two questions aimed at verifying the knowledge of the course. The test has a duration of about 30 minutes
The Course aims to introduce topics and issues related to industrial applications arising from the use of natural microorganisms for the Bioeconomy sectors and environmental Sustainability. The Course also address practical experiences in labs (2 CFU)
-Knowledge and understanding skills
At the end of the Course the student knows the basic concepts of Bioeconomy and the main methods of industrial biotechnology aimed at the production of chemicals and bioenergy.
-Knowledge and understanding applied skills
At the end of the Course the student is able to understand and describe the basic principles related to the development of a biorefinery. Through the practical experiences, the student is also able to identify, follow the growth and production of chemicals starting from some model microorganisms.
-Autonomy of judgment
At the end of the Course the student is able to understand the sustainability of a bioeconomy process and has the tools to be able to deepen inside any issue in the field.
The student will be able (i) to describe in a technical relation in a clear and concise way and (ii) to explain the objectives, the procedure and the results of the analyzed projects with an adequate language.
-Ability to learn
The student will be able able (i) to apply the acquired knowledge to contexts different from those presented during the course and (ii) to understand the topics covered in the scientific literature concerning the development of a biorefinery.
.Microbial bioprocesses play an important role in Bioeconomy and environmental sustainability. If a biotechnological process exploits the characteristics of living cells or their components to obtain goods and services, the bioprocesses try to obtain these results from microorganisms, natural or genetically modified. The interest in this discipline is constantly increasing as nodal for different biotechnological applications in different fields such as food, pharmacological and health, in the production of fine-chemicals, but also for processes for the protection of the environment and energy recovery (Circular Bioeconomy).
Principles of microbial growth
Media composition, solid and liquid media
- Bioreactor technologies for microorganism cultures
- The main fermentation techniques: batch, continuous and fed-batch cultures
MONITORING AND CONTROL OF PARAMETERS
Citric acid production
The course will be carried out with the aid of slides and exercises on the blackboard or electronic facilities. All projected teaching material is made available to the students.
This learning unit is addressed through practical lessons which are carried out in the teaching laboratories at the first floor of U3-building (Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences - BTBS). At the beginning of each lesson, theory, aims and experimental design will be exposed. At the end of each experimental experience, a discussion of collected results will take place in the classroom.