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Sustainable Biotechnology, Master

Esther Molina Peñate

Meet a student

Esther Molina Peñate, who is studying Sustainable Biotechnology, tells about her experiences

“the thing I enjoy the most about this study programme is the amount of hours that we are able to spend with lab projects”

“I did my bachelor in Biotechnology, which is a very broad field, and I wanted to specialise myself in the industrial Biotechnology. Specially, in the usage of biomass as raw material for industrial processes carried out by microorganisms. But also in other sustainable technologies that should be adopted to reduce our dependence on oil.

I would say that the thing I enjoy the most about this study programme is the amount of hours that we are able to spend with lab projects and the possibility of making our own decisions, inside some security and availability edges.

Afterwards, I would like to work for a biotech company, worried about the sustainability of its products and services.

My current semester project is about storing the excess of electricity generated from windmills so it can be used later when needed and is not wasted. The current trend to renewable sources of energy makes necessary a way to store excess electricity, as the wind cannot be ‘adjusted’ to our needs of consumption.

During my first year studying here, we have work in projects related to biodiesel production from algae or into the optimisation of the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass as source of substrate for microorganism.

Copenhagen is a city full of life and activities for students, from educational fairs to weekly parties or socialising events.  During the welcome days at the university you meet new people and never get bored, making the integration process quite easy.

The best thing about studying in Copenhagen is the possibility to discover an incredible city with an international environment and its culture.”

Esther Molina Peñate, Spain