Subject: Bioeconomy

Scientific Area:



55 Hours

Number of ECTS:

4,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Know the importance of the global and regional bioeconomy;
2 - Distinguish and know how to characterize the linear and circular economy;
3 - Know the principles of biosustainability and its economial importance;
4 - Learning to search for specific support structures for the bioeconomy;
5 - Understand the specific legislation in the implementation of projects in the domain do bioecnomy and sustainable development;
6 - Properly mobilize and apply the acquired knowledge;
7 - Develop skills to interpret, evaluate, decide and intervene responsibly in situations related to future professional activity;
8 - Develop and demonstrate initiative, autonomy and work habits.


1 - Bioeconomy and the circular economy.
1.2 - Definitions and differences between circular economy and linear economy;
1.3 - Circularity in the materials and raw materials use;
1.4 - Relationship between circularity and sustainability. Cicurlarlity measurement.
1.5 - Bioeconomy and the circular economy: disadvantages of the current linear economy; benefits of the circular economy; environmental benefits; business benefits;
2 - Bioeconomy business: models; legislation;
3 - Government implementation and the European ambition;
4 - Implementation of circularity in economic sectors.
5 - Laboratory applied activities for illustration and explanation of the theoretical contents of the UC (Applied Contents: 38h).

Literature/Sources: , 2021 , Circular Economy , Retrieved January
Gallaud, D., & Laperche, B. , 2016 , Circular Economy, Industrial Ecology and Short Supply Chain. In Innovation,Entrepreneurship, Management Series - Smart Innovation Set , John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Ghosh, S. K. , 2020 , Circular Economy: Global Perspective , Springer Nature
Lacy, P., & Rutqvist, J. , Waste to Wealth - TheCircular Economy Advantage , Palgrave Macmillan.
Maletz, R., Dornack, C., & Ziyang, L. , 2018 , Source Separationand Recycling - Implementation and Benefits for a Circular Economy , D. Barcelo & A. G. Kostianoy (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The aim is to acquire and apply the knowledge foreseen in the course?s objectives and syllabus contents. through an active and interdisciplinary methodology. The student should learn the basic concepts and know-how to relate them to each other, proceeding with their reinforcement, through applied learning with resources and available tools. The evaluation will include several moments of evaluation applied to the theoretical-practical components, laboratory practices and field work (e.g. frequencies, works and reports), any of the elements cannot exceed a weighting of 50%. The theoretical-practical elements can be retrieved in resource.