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Green Chemistry and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks


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Today the chemical industry must adapt to cope with the increasing scarcity of resources, the new regulations, and the social, ecological and political pressure. In this context, the use of renewable resources like feedstocks or microbial biomass represent a real interest to prepare functional bioproducts and to contribute to energetic transition which constitutes significant levers for innovation. By combining the different disciplines Green chemistry, Catalysis, (Bio)Processes, and Formulation this master aims at providing the essential tools to develop clean and safe processes involved in the new emerging fields of agribusiness.

  • Degree level: LMD/Master 2
  • Field(s) of education LMD: Science - Technologies
  • Major(s):  Complex systems Engineering
  • Specialisations: Green Chemistry and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks
  • Outgoing level: Master of Science
  • Localisation: TOULOUSE
  • Nature: leads to a qualification - national degree
  • Possible in: initial course / Continuing education / VAE (accreditation for work experience)
  • Langage: English


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This course falls within the current concerns about sustainable development. The objectives are:

  • to combine the different disciplines: Green chemistry, catalysis, Processes and biotechnologies,
  • to give the essential tools to develop clean and safe processes that are adapted to the transformation of renewable raw materials,
  • to give a broad view of the emerging agribusiness sectors and to take into account the environmental and sanitary impacts in a approach of eco-design.


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This course aims at training future process or project managers able to:

  • Develop or improve synthesis paths in organic chemistry by using clean technologies such as catalysis or biotechnologies,
  • Master alternative synthesis methods in green chemistry to enter the process,
  • Design and develop (bio)processes (sizing and choosing the equipment),
  • Manage units of chemical and biological production,
  • Assess the environmental impacts/benefits due to a bio(chemical) transformation,
  • Master the main transformations of agri-resources (plant-based chemistry) that lead to the fabrication of bio-products or ecomaterials with an eco-conception approach,
  • Manage a project and work in an interdisciplinary team.


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Required level

4 years of higher education

  • Bachelor of Sciences/Engineering to enter in M1 (priority admissions)
  • Master of Sciences/Engineering to enter in M2 (possibilities to enter in M2 with equivalent qualifications) 

Continuing Education

The engineers or executives in activity or between jobs wishing to give their career an international dimension can directly apply for the 2nd year.

The qualified technicians in activity or between jobs can also apply for this master through the validation of occupational achievements.


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The course is divided into four semesters of 30 ECTS credits each.

First semester

The first semester is a transition semester dedicated to the scientific integration of students, which is shared with other international masters. 

Second semester

The second semester includes thematic courses combining tutorials, seminars and a project. It is divided in 4 teaching units (TU)

  • TU1- Sustainable Procees
  • TU2- Tools for a green Chemistry
  • TU3-  Polymer Sciences
  • TU4- Professionalization and Project

The first semester of M2 is the heart of the curriculum. It is divided into 6 UE:

  • TU1 – Tools in green chemistry and processes
  • TU2 – Bioprocess
  • TU3 – Formulation
  • TU4- Conception of Bioproducts
  • TU5- Catalysis for alternative Energies
  • TU6 - project

Second semester of M2

The second semester of M2 is dedicated to the internship (Master thesis) of 5 to 6 months in a company, in a research & development center or in one of the laboratories linked to the master.

The defence in the presence of a jury takes place in July or  mid-September. 

Further information

The Master uses team projects to develop the autonomy and the organisation skills as well as the analytical and deductive skills of the students, which are essential qualities to manage a project.

The Master is based on some lectures of the engineering curriculum - especially if courses are organized by working groups or if courses are in english.


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Three research laboratories of ENSIACET support this master with their expertise:

  • the LCA (Laboratory of Agro-Industrial Chemistry),
  • the LGC(Laboratory of Chemical Engineering),
  • the LCC (Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry)

The educational staff in charge of the master are research faculty members. They work in these internationally recognised laboratories in the fields of green chemistry, catalysis, green processes and bioprocesses.


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INP Toulouse has a long tradition of industrial relations which leads to lasting collaborations. Indeed engineering schools like ENSIACET include many engineering sectors, thanks to their departments, their laboratories work towards the research of technological progress.  

The three laboratories have close relations with the industry, as shown by the publication of many patents, by the awards received and by the affiliation with institutions of excellence (Institut Carnot 3BCAR, Laboratory of Sustainable energy).

The students can benefit from this partnership network in the framework of their project or the search of an internship.


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The GreenCAP Master is particularly suited to students wishing to specialize in the valorisation of feed-stocks for industrial applications by using clean processes.

Placements  and prospects are mainly in the fields of research and development, production, engineering, consultancy or environmental assessment.

Employment sectors are: Energy production chains, Fine Chemistry, Bioproducts of specialities, Cosmetics & health, Agro-industry and the Environment




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Course coordinator

  • Pascale DE CARO
    • Email: master_greencap @


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