European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Green Line Project Forums

First Green Line Project Forum, November 19th 2020

The first Green Line Project (GLP) forum took place online on November 19th 2020. A joint event that allowed the students to share the first advances of their GLP work. Each group presented its topic and objectives through a 10’ min talk, followed by 12’ min exchange with the supervisors of the different groups, which stimulated fruitful cross-cutting discussions.

The students showed outstanding skills in presenting a topic with clarity and respecting the time given for the presentation. They also demonstrated their capacity to address complex multicriteria problematics. This mid-term semester review was very useful to guide the students in refining their overall strategy, making choices and focusing on specific scientific questions. They now have to prepare their 1st semester report expected by 15th January, including a presentation of the state of the art, the objectives, an overall strategy as well as a detailed plan for the second Semester stage.

Second Green Line Project Forum, May 7th 2021

On May 7th 2021, the GLP-2nd stage joint meeting was held online and gathered Bioceb students from TalTech and AgroParisTech and some AgroParisTech local students. Each project group made a 30’ min presentation of the work carried out during the Second semester, with particular focus on the experimental work and the preliminary environmental and techno-economic analysis performed. The presentations were evaluated by TalTech and AgroParisTech supervisors and taken into account for the final grade of the GLP-2nd stage course.

During their second Semester, all the students had the opportunity to be immersed during at least two weeks in a research lab to carry out experiments related to their GLP topic (biomass fractionation and characterisation, polymer synthesis and plastic film formulation, biomolecule production by fermentation). They all showed high motivation, but also flexibility to adapt their initial work plan to local constraints in terms of biomass availability, equipment and human resources, as well as tight time schedule. Moreover, they could all challenge their management capacities in real-life project situations. Indeed, students at TalTech had to organise their project activities in common with other groups and at AgroParisTech, Bioceb students were mixed with national students who worked on the projects for the first time.

At the end of this intense day, one regret remained: not be able to have longer discussions with students, all becoming experts in their GLP field ! Fortunately, a forum is planned in July during the Summer school which will allow the groups to present and discuss their project prospects with some Bioceb Professors and invited associated partners.

List of topics :
  Eco-friendly solutions for plant health based on phenolic extracts
  Combined plant selection and pre-treatment to optimise lignocellulose valorisation
  Production of active ingredients for kerosene by lignin conversion
  Production of bio-based polyesters from agricultural by-products
  Chemical valorisation of cellulose in ionic liquid environment
  Integrative process for the microbial production and extraction of molecules of interest
  Combined metabolic and process engineering to convert a by-product into a value-added chemical
  Nanocellulose production, properties and market opportunities

- Updated June 2021 -