TKP4180 - Biofuels and Biorefineries


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Renewable biomass resources (forests, annual/biannual plants, other biological raw materials).
Structure and properties of plant raw materials, including wood.
Chemical composition of the raw material, and relevant chemical reactions.
Biofuels manufacture, biorefining.
Biocomposites and other materials from renewable resources.
Industrial processes based on biological raw materials.

Learning outcome

At the end of the subject, the students should know:
- Resources and properties of plant raw materials.
- Energy content of wood and other plant biomass, energy from plant biomass-
- Biofuels: Types, application and manufacture.
- Structure and properties of biocomposites and other materials from renewable raw materials.
- Selected industrial processes for the manufacture of biofuels, chemicals and materials from renewable resources.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual studies and exercises. Some of the exercises will be compulsory laboratory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratorieøvinger

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic chemistry, physics and chemical engineering.

Course materials

Drapcho, C.M., Nhuan, N.P., Walker, T.H. (2008): "Biofuels Engineering Process Technology", McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-148749-8.
In addition will other chapters from other books be used (given at studystart).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKP4125 7.5 01.09.2008


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Summer UTS Written examination INSPERA 100/100 C
Spring ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 C 2019-06-01 09:00
  • * 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.