TKP4180 - Bioenergy and Fiber Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Course content

Resources (forests, forest plantations, recovered paper and annual/biannual plants). Wood structure and chemistry. The structure and properties of wood fibers. Manufacture of paper fibers. Manufacture of paper and other wood fiber based materials. Biocomposites. Bioenergy and biofuels from wood.

Learning outcome

At the end of the subject the students shold know:
- Plant based fiber raw materials, resources and properties.
- Chemical composition of wood and other plant materials.
- Energy content of wood, energy and materials from plant-based raw materials.
- Bioenergy and biofuels: Types and applications.
- Methods for industrial manufacture of biofuel, fibers, fiber-based materials and biocomposites.
- Be able to describe the structure and chemical composition of vegetable fiber raw materials.
- Be able to describe the basic principles of the manufacture of biofuels, fibers and fiber-based materials from wood and other plant raw material.
- Assess the suitability of different usage of wood and agricultural waste.
- Perform simple economic calculations on the economy of using wood and agricultural waste as an industrial raw material.
- Basic laboratory skills within the area of bioenergy, pulping and papermaking.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory laboratory excercises. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

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.

Course materials

Smook, G.A.: Handbook for pulp and paper technologists, 3rd Edition, Angus Wilde Publications Inc., 2002.
Richardson, J., Björheden, R., Hakkila, P., Lowe, A.T., Smith, C.T.: Bioenergy from Sustainable Forestry: Guiding Principles and Practice (e-book available from UBiT), Kluwer, 2002.
Drapcho, C.M. Biofuels engineering process technology, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKP4125 7.5 01.09.2008


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2012-06-04 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.