FENA2022 - Bioenergy


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Energy with a sustainability perspective
• Use of bioenergy in the Nordic region and internationally
• Biological, technical and financial framework
• Combustion of biomass in different oven types
• Market knowledge of the end market (heat, electricity and fuel) for bioenergy
• Biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel
• Gasification and pyrolysis
• Biorefinery
• Environmental aspects and sustainability perspective with bioenergy
• Techno-economic assessment of bioenergy systems

Learning methods and activities

After completing the course the student should have

Knowledge about:
• Have basic knowledge about the access and use of bioenergy at regional, national and international level
Have basic knowledge of current biomass for energy purposes from forest areas.
• Explain the most important properties of refined biofuels and processing processes.
• Combustion of biomass
• The technical components that include bioenergy
• The various conversion components and application area.
• Efficiency and capacity factor
• Explain the most important conversion processes.
• Integration of solar energy into the energy system
• The student should be able to calculate power, energy, efficiency and capacity factor in connection with bioenergy.
• The student should be able to calculate the necessary construction effect when using bioenergy.
• The student should be able to make economic and environmental assessments when using bioenergy.
• The student should be able to use computer tools to evaluate energy solutions related to bioenergy
• The student should be able to search and process information within bioenergy independently

General competence:
• The student should be able to account for environmental aspects when using bioenergy as well as consequences and measures that can be done in such contexts.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENG2022 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2022 7.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



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