Bioenergy - Technology and Systems
In addition to lectures, the course includes laboratory work and exercises in solving practical problems related to the theoretical part of the course. A number of excursions to relevant locations are also intended.
Additional course evaluations for TN0352
Academic year 2020/2021Bioenergy - Technology and Systems (TN0352-30233) 2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06
TN0352 Bioenergy - Technology and Systems, 10.0 CreditsBioenergi - Teknik och system
Education cycleSecond cycle
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Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledge- 120 credits, of which 70 credits in Technology/Technique, including 5 credits thermochemical conversion
- 5 credits in Biology
- Knowledge equivalent to English 5 from Swedish Upper Secondary School
ObjectivesThe course aims at providing in-depth knowledge and understanding of technologies and systems for supply, handling and utilisation of biofuels.
After completed course, the student should be able to:
- Describe and evaluate properties of solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels from various sources: forest biomass, agricultural biomass and waste
- Describe how biofuels are produced, handled, upgraded and utilised for production of electricity, heat and transport fuel
- Evaluate and critically compare environmental and resource aspects for the entire production chain, from source to end user, in a system perspective
- Explain relations between fuel characteristics and technical function of combustion engines and other energy conversion technologies
- Perform calculations for important parameters and dimensioning of a bioenergy process
write a technical report in English on the subject and motivate the assumptions and choices made
- Critically review and oppose a technical report in English
ContentThe course content is divided into three parts; solid biofuels, liquid biofuels and biogas, which cover the supply chain from source to end user including primary production, harvest techniques, logistics systems, characteristics of raw materials, upgrading and marketing aspects. Lectures are given regarding the different steps in the supply chain, production and different assortments of biofuel, fuel quality and use of biofuels as well as environmental impact of bioenergy systems. Calculation tasks are performed regarding production, characterisation and use of biofuels as well as dimensioning of a bioenergy plant based on amount and characteristics of biomass, important operational parameters and outputs. Study visit to plant producing or using biofuels are included in the course. Through project assignments, the student is trained in retrieving information, planning and dimensioning a bioenergy system based on calculations, writing a report, reflect critically on other reports as subject integrated communication training, and presenting the findings orally at seminars. Ethical aspects of client relations in the bioenergy sector are addressed.
Compulsory parts include assignment introduction, study visits, reports and seminars, according to guidelines in the schedule.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written individual examination. Approved written assignment reports and oral presentations as well as participation in study visits and assignment introduction.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe prerequisite of 5 credits in thermochemical conversion can be fulfilled by the course TN0319 Thermochemical conversion. The prerequisite of 5 credits in Biology can be fulfilled by the course BI1323 Energy systems from a biogeoscience perspective.
The course TN0285 Energy and Life Cycle Assessment, 5 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is recommended.