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EG50M1: ENERGY FROM BIOMASS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course describes in detail the technologies used to convert biomass into energy.  The course covers combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, bioethanol and biodiesel.

Course Details

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

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

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

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

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Timed online test (25%)

Timed online test (50%)

Coursework (25%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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