PBR-37306 Advanced Bioresources


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work8
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade
dr. ir. MA Slingerland
Examiner(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade

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The Advanced Bioresources course builds on the basis knowledge taught in the Bioresources course and aims to develop new systems that are better adapted to a Circular and Biobased Economy. This included the development of improved crops and production systems that address better the needs of a Bioeconomy and fulfils the sustainability criteria. This course will go beyond the traditional production systems and themes such as new solutions for local production of multiple goods as well as new agricultural systems for metropoles will be assessed. New production systems require different crops, and therefore special attention will be paid to new breeding targets, both related to the quality of the plant products but also the sustainability of the system, e.g. efficiency in the (re-)use of (natural) resources.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- analyse and evaluate the potentialities of new systems, that are beyond the traditional production systems;
- identify and understand the breeding target and methods towards development of better crops for a Circular and Biobased Economy;
- understand advantages and trade-offs of each (production) system.


The assessment consists of two parts:
- written exam (60%);
- case studies (40%).


Handouts of lectures and literature for specific subjects will be provided.

Compulsory for: MBSBiobased SciencesMScA: Biomass Production and Carbon Capture5AF
Restricted Optional for: MPSPlant SciencesMScD: Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources5AF
MPSPlant SciencesMScC: Natural Resource Management5AF