MOOCS Circular Industries

Leiden University

Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

LCA is a science- and evidence-based method that quantifies the LCAenvironmental burdens and impacts associated with the entire life cycle of a product or service system. The procedure for conducting an LCA has been standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in its 14040-14044 series of standards. LCA has been used to analyze and assess a wide range of product/service systems, including packaging materials, national waste management or energy scenarios, building materials, and food products.

Instructor(s): Jeroen Guinée, Bernhard Steubing, Reinout Heijungs. 
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) 

Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism

Metals are present everywhere around us and are one of the mcmajor materials upon which our economies are built. Economic development is deeply coupled with the use of metals. During the 20th century, the variety of metal applications in society grew rapidly. In addition to mass applications such as steel in buildings and aluminium in planes, more and more different metals are in use for innovative technologies such as the use of the speciality metal indium in LCD screens.

Instructor(s): Ester van der Voet (Centre for Environmental Sciences, Leiden University)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Circular Economy Metals

TU Delft 

Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy

This course is for you if you are interestedSustainable Packaging Banner in learning about sustainable packaging design. You'll also benefit if you are a professional in the packaging industry and want to learn how to find circular opportunities in your work. Students - particularly in design - will be able to broaden their knowledge of circular design and business strategies.

Instructor(s): Conny Bakker & Ruud Balkenende (Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy

Engineering Design for a Circular Economy

This course is suitable for all learners who have an interest in product design, innovative engineering, new business activity, entrepreneurship, sustainability, circular economy and everyone who thinks that the current way we do things today needs a radical rethink.s.

Instructor(s): David Peck (TU Delft) and Ester van der Voet (Leiden University)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Engineering Design for a Circular Economy

Waste Management and Critical Raw Materials

How can we ensure the continuous wmsupply of the increasingly scarce raw materials? In this course, we will look at the potential benefits of circular procurement, and, how recycling technologies and ways of collecting and recycling critical raw materials can make your business and production more resource resilient.

Instructor(s): Jan-Henk Welink and David Peck (TU Delft)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Waste Management

Critical Raw Materials: Managing Resources for a Sustainable Future

This course provides a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. The course covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which will help you see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, and contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable approach to CRMs, regardless of your professional or academic background.

Instructor(s): Alessandra Hool, David Peck (TU Delft) and Ester van der Voet (Leiden University)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Critical Raw Materials

Sustainable Aviation: The Route to Climate-Neutral Aviation

Sustainable aviation is a key area for climate action. In this course, we will take you through the technologies and other innovations of recent years and promising future developments in the field.
We will start from the basics of how aircraft fly and how they impact the environment. You will gain present-day knowledge of technical solutions and possibilities of modern engineering to make aviation more sustainable.

Instructor(s): Henri Werij, Irene Fernandez Villegas (Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft)
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Sustainable Aviation

Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy

TBiobasedhe course describes the different types of biomass, the methods of refinery and typical conversion technologies used for biobased products. You'll also engage in a study of the practical and real-life examples emerging in the market: biopolymers, bioenergy, bioflavours, and biosurfactants.

Instructor(s): Patricia Osseweijer, Aljoscha Wahl, Frank Hollmann 
Charge: This is a free course

MOOC: Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy

Circular Product Design Assessment

This course is aimed at helping design professionals such as product architects and industrial design engineers to make their products more circular. By learning how to use unique methods and tools, you will be able to assess the circularity of your product, and to make informed decisions – from minor tweaks to a complete redesign. This course addresses emerging standards for circularity (such as prEN45554) and will be of value both to those working on improving existing products and those creating new ones.

Instructor(s): Bas Flipsen, Ingrid de Pauw
Charge: €695

MOOC: Circular Product Design Assessment