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Kansas State University

Biobased Products and Bioenergy

Courtesy of DOE/NREL
Biobased Products and Bioenergy
Degree
Graduate Certificate
Description
Training in bioprocessing and biobased materials used in a sustainable environment
Course Delivery
Online
Application Requirements
Completion Requirements
15 credit hours

The rapidly expanding industry of bioenergy and biobased products requires a trained workforce. Kansas State University’s Biobased Products and Bioenergy Graduate Certificate program is designed to provide post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for industry practitioners who do not require a full graduate degree program. Students develop an interdisciplinary background and can tailor the program of study to specific interests.

Chemical feedstocks, materials, and fuels derived from biomass have received increasing emphasis nationally and are seen as being very desirable from a number of standpoints. Private industry now actively recruits individuals with specific training in bioprocessing and biobased materials. With increased interest in green chemistry and sustainability, along with escalating of crude oil prices, emphasis on the utilization of biomass for energy and materials continues to increase.

The certificate program is offered through the K-State Graduate School, currently with collaboration of the departments of agronomy, biological and agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, and grain science and industry. The certificate program is a part of the AG*IDEA, an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA, a national consortium of land-grant universities offering programs and courses in agriculture.

To complete the program, students must complete 15 credit hours of coursework. For additional information visit the Center for Sustainable Energy

Contact Information

Elissa Mullinix
K-State Division of Continuing Education
1615 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-532-2567
E-mail: emullinix@k-state.edu