Bioresource technology for fuel and sustainability (Summer School)

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T910010102
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Summer school (autumn), Summer school (spring)
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: T910010101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 18-12-2019


Duration: Intensive course

Version: Archive

Course ID

T910010101

Course Title

Bioresource technology for fuel and sustainability (Summer School)

ECTS value

5

Internal Course Code

XSK-BBT

Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Date of Approval

18-12-2019

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Mette Smølz Skau mskau@tek.sdu.dk Uddannelsesadministration, Den Tekniske Fakultetsadministration
Rime El-Houri rbeh@kbm.sdu.dk Institut for Kemi-, Bio- og Miljøteknologi, SDU Chemical Engineering

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Jin Mi Triolo jmt@kbm.sdu.dk Institut for Kemi-, Bio- og Miljøteknologi, SDU Biotechnology

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Sussie Iuel-Brockdorff susib@tek.sdu.dk Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Instituttet

Offered in

Odense

Level

Bachelor

Offered in

Summer school (autumn), Summer school (spring)

Duration

Intensive course

Mandatory prerequisites


Learning objectives - Knowledge

By the end of the course the student will have acquired: 
  • A fundamental understanding of bioenergy production from waste biomass
  • Ability to explain technological potentials and obstacles of 2nd generation biofuel production
  • Ability to describe biomass energy potential and biodegradability
  • Understanding of sequential bioenergy production with zero carbon approach 
  • Ability to describe biochemical processes of biomass conversion to bioenergy production
  • Understanding of technical operation conditions of bioreactors
  • Understanding of technological potentials and obstacles of 2nd generation biofuel production
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of various pretreatment technologies.  

Learning objectives - Skills

By the end of the course the student should: 
  • Have a comprehensive and balanced approach to bioenergy production from different biomasses 
  • Ability to conduct methane potential tests of waste biomass 
  • Ability to implement new biomasses to bio-energy production

Learning objectives - Competences

By the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Design an entire biogas plant process
  • Optimize operation
  • Predict overall energy potential both at a national and a plant level
  • Propose a holistic strategies of biomass utilization for energy production scenarios
  • Optimise production process to avoid inhibition
  • Predict real energy yields depended on operational condition
  • Set strategies for high rate biogas production and strategies to avoid inhibition in bioreactors
  • Choose best available feedstock mixture (Co-digestion) and propose optimal and economically viable technical operational condition
  • Plan and establish the entire process of a real- scale biogas plant
  • Propose suitable biofuel technologies and biofuel products from selected biomasses
  • Propose holistic strategies of biomass utilization for energy production.

Content

The aim of this course is to enable the student to have fundamental understanding of bioenergy production processes adequate to diverse biomass characteristics and to introduce state-of-the-art technologies of 2nd generation biofuels from sustainable bioresources. This course will provide a comprehensive and balanced approach to bioenergy production fundamental theories and industrial application.

During the course, the student will learn about biomasses conversion fundamentals for bioenergy production; important physio- and biochemical characteristics of biomasses affecting production process and energy yields; and process biochemistry and operation conditions. Moreover, the student will learn to employ this knowledge to design an entire biogas plant process and optimize operation. 

Finally, the student will learn to conduct methane potential analysis of waste biomasses and will attain knowledge about energy potentials of a broad spectrum of biomasses.

URL for MySchedule

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Monday
24-02-2020
Tuesday
25-02-2020
Wednesday
26-02-2020
Thursday
27-02-2020
Friday
28-02-2020
08 - 09
09 - 10
10 - 11
11 - 12
12 - 13
13 - 14
14 - 15
15 - 16
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Teaching Method

Lectures, laboratory exercises and a casework project. Excursions to industries are included in the course. 

Time of classes
2 weeks in August

Number of lessons

- hours per week

Teaching language

English

Examination regulations

Exam regulations

Name

Exam regulations

Examination is held

At the end of the course

Tests

Exam

EKA

T910010102

Name

Exam

Description

Examination conditions
Attendance (80%)

Examination
Grading is based on an overall assessment of:
  • Group report and presentation
  • Individual oral examination

Form of examination

Oral exam

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

ECTS value

5

Additional information

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. If more applicants than places, applicants who meet the mandatory requirements are prioritised according to the below selection criteria: 

  • International applicants (bachelor level, third year or higher)
    • Exchange students (partner universities)
    • Guest students
  • International applicants (master level)
    • Exchange students (partner universities)
    • Guest students
  • Applicants from other Danish educational institution (bachelor level)
  • Applicants from other Danish educational institution (master level)
  • International applicants (PhD level)
    • Exchange students (partner universities)
    • Guest students
  • Applicants not enrolled on an educational institution
  • Other students 
Note: Applicants from engineering or natural sciences will take priority. If remaining places, applicants with another academic background will be assessed according to the same selection criteria. 

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