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EG50M1: ENERGY FROM BIOMASS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course is to provide an understanding of the issues as well as the uses applications and conversion technologies of biomass and bioenergy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

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

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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

Further Information & Notes

For students studying for the MSc Renewable Energy Engineering


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: three hour written examination (70%) plus continuous assessment (30%).

Resit: 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

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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