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FENG2022 - Bioenergy

About

New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

  • Use of bioenergy in the Nordic region and internationally;
  • Biomass characterization and its conversion techniques (chemical, biological and thermal);
  • Biomass to liquid biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel, liquefied biogas and more);
  • Biomass to solid and gaseous fuels (pellets, hydrochar, bioplastics and more);
  • Biomass to electricity and heat;
  • Market knowledge of the end market (heat, electricity and fuel) for bioenergy;
  • Biorefinery;
  • Environmental aspects and sustainability perspective with bioenergy;
  • Techno-economic assessment of bioenergy systems.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should have knowledge about:

  • The access and use of bioenergy at regional, national and international level;
  • The essential properties required for biomass conversion to various products;
  • Processes and techniques involve in biomass conversion to liquid, solid and gaseous biofuels;
  • Processes and techniques involve in biomass conversion to electricity and heat;
  • Formulation, development and optimization of biorefinery process;
  • Biomass hybrid energy system;
  • Life cycle assessment of biomass energy system;
  • Economic and sustainability analyses of bioenergy systems.

Skills:

  • The students should be able to evaluate various aspects of biomass production and supply chain including the design of a bioenergy plant;    
  • The students 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.

Learning methods and activities

Classroom lectures, exercises, labwork, selection of topics can be taught in English.

Mandatory assignments: 7 out of 10 assigments should be approved; 1 labreport should also be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment
  • Labwork

Further on evaluation

  • Minimum 70% of assignments and 1 lab report must be approved before the final exam.
  • NTNU grading policy will apply for exam assessment.
  • Exam will be digital.
  • Resit exsam in March.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

  • Introduction to Biomass Energy Conversions (textbook); Author: Sergio Capareda, 1st edition, Year: 2014
  • Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels (Reference book); Editor: Anju Dahiya, 1st edition, Year: 2014

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENA2022 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2022 7.5 01.09.2019
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2021-12-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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