Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy


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Certificate programme

In the certificate programme, you take modules worth at least 15 credit points, you are enrolled as a student at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, you have access to all the university's resources, you take examinations and you receive the university certificate "PS Individuale" as your degree.

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Module studies

You complete the module studies with an examination and receive the specified credit points. These can be credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The modular study programme is interesting for you if you only want to book a single module. At the end, you will receive a certificate with a detailed list of your achievements.

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Module participation

Participation in the module takes place WITHOUT an examination. You do not receive any credit points. Credit points are important if you want to have them credited towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the module.

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Currently 3 places available
Courses of this module
F6 Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy
* Die Veranstaltung findet im Zeitraum 08.02.2024 bis 13.03.2024 statt. Die genauen Termine werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben.
Product information "Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy"

The course provides an overview of the current status of the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany and which targets have been defined and have been met so far and still need to be met. The course aims to shed light on the energy system transformation from the point of view of energy economic and energy policy developments and goals. In the first part of the course, the objectives of the energy system transformation and the goals that have been achieved will be examined. In the second part of the course, special attention is paid to the energy economy and the role of renewable energies in the energy system transformation. In particular, the opportunities and risks of a full supply of renewable energies are examined.



is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: Knowledge of chemistry, biology & environment
Other requirements

 1) Training as a chemical-technical assistant or pharmaceutical-technical assistant


2) B.Sc. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar


Topic: Engineering & Natural Sciences, Sustainability, Energy & Environment
Format of course: Online
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme: Sustainable Chemistry
Number of credit points / ECTS: 5
Workload Contact time (in hours): 8
Workload self-study time (in hours): 117
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam

You will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  • Overview on renewable energy types
  • Raw materials needed for renewable energy production (focus on wind energy and solar energy) 
  • Contribution of sustainable chemistry to renewable energy and vice versa
  • Resources supply bottlenecks and resources management 
  • The current production schemes in chemical industry and how chemical industry contributes to climate change
  • How a feedstock transformation in the chemical industry avoiding fossil sources can look like and the potential role of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from renewable energy sources
  • Power-to-X technologies for the synthesis of platform chemicals and fuels
  • "Grey, blue, turquoise and green” hydrogen
  • CO2-utilisation, Power-to-X and sustainability: environmental, economic and social impacts of these new technologies
  • CO2 availability, and the question which sources to be valorized and if there is a merit order of sources
  • The transformation towards greenhouse gas neutrality – the role of interim technologies
  • Energy policy, goals and developments in Germany
  • Energy economy, energy transformation, energy economic effects with the use of renewable energies