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Green Chemistry and Processes for Renewable Feedstocks


Last modification on: 09/09/2014 - 15:18

Today the chemical industry is in a process of far-reaching change to cope with the increasing scarcity of oil resources, the new regulations, and the social, ecological and political pressure. In this context, the diversification of raw materials with the use of renewable resources like feed-stocks or microbial biomass represent a real interest for the fabrication of innovative functional products. Thus the new emerging fields of agribusiness generally combine chemical and biotechnological conversion means which are important levers for innovation.
Consequently this course accredited by the CTI as a “Master of sciences and technologies” falls within the current concerns about sustainable development. By combining the different disciplines Green chemistry, Catalysis, Processes and biotechnologies, this master aims at providing the essential tools to develop clean and safe processes that are adapted to the transformation of renewable raw materials.


Last modification on: 06/05/2015 - 15:31

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.


Last modification on: 05/05/2015 - 09:19

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

  • Develop or improve advanced 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 agri-materials with an eco-conception approach,
  • Acquire a sound knowledge of the methods of pollution prevention and treatment,
  • 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 bridging semester, offered in the framework of the "n+i" network. It includes scientific refresher courses and the beginning of the supervised personal project.  

Second semester

The second semester includes thematic courses combining tutorials, seminars, site visits and a project. It is divided in 3 academic units (UE) : 

  • UE1 – Green chemistry and processes
  • UE2 – Biotechnology and process design
  • UE3 – Professionalization

First semester of M2

The first semester of M2 is the heart of the curriculum. It is divided into 4 UE :

  • UE4- Feed-stocks transformation
  • UE5- Catalysis for feed-stocks, the environment and energy
  • UE6- Bioprocesses and white biotechnologies
  • UE7- Project

Second semester of M2

The second semester of M2 is dedicated to the end-of-studies internship of minimum 5 months in an industrial site, in a research & development laboratory or in one of the support laboratories of this master.

The presentation of the internship before a jury takes place in mid-September. 

Further information

The Master uses project-based learning 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 project starts during the second semester and continues during the third semester.

The Master is based on the second year of the engineering curriculum - especially on the subjects "tools for green chemistry" - and on the courses of the two 3rd-year minors "Green chemistry" and "Processes for specialty chemistry and Bio-industries" which have been existing for several years.



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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.


Last modification on: 05/05/2015 - 09:32

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 specialise in the valorisation of feed-stocks for industrial applications by using clean processes.

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

  • Development of original synthesis paths in organic chemistry or via biotechnological means that respect the principles of green chemistry.
  • Assessment of the environmental impact due to a transformation and an implementation of an eco-conception approach.
  • Design, development and mastery of chemical or biotechnological processes that lead to the fabrication of specialty bio-products.



Last modification on: 26/07/2014 - 13:09

Course coordinator

  • Pascale DE CARO
    • Email: pascale.decaro @ ensiacet.fr


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