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EG504A: ENERGY FROM BIOMASS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course examines the full life cycle of biomass and bioenergy industries including resources, technologies, environmental and sustainable issues, and challenges facing the use and application of these forms of energy in the energy mix.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover fundamentals, design principles, mass and energy balances of the main technologies to produce energy from biomass.

The technologies and processes covered in the course are:

  1. Combustion
  2. Gasification
  3. Pyrolysis
  4. Anaerobic digestion
  5. Bioethanol
  6. Biodiesel

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Three hour witten examination (70%)

Continuous assessment (30%).

The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on any marked assignments within two weeks of submission

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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