PBR-37306 Advanced Bioresources


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work45
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. MA Slingerland
dr. ir. LM Trindade
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:
- Individual examination (75%);
- case studies (25%).

Criteria and procedure
A student passes a course if he/she has a minimum of 5.5 points as total average and minimum of 5 points per part.
The marks for the case will remain valid for a period of 2 academic years.

Attendance of all lectures, tutorials and case studies of the course is compulsory. Exceptions will be made only after approval by the lecturers.


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

Verplicht voor: MBSBiobased SciencesMScA: Spec. A - Biomass Production and Carbon Capture5AF
Keuze voor: MPSPlant SciencesMScC: Spec. C - Natural Resource Management5AF
MPSPlant SciencesMScD: Spec. D - Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources5AF