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Kevin T Hodgson
BSE 104
Seattle Campus

Products and Energy from Renewable Resources

Introduction to the structure, composition, and availability of renewable resources. Conversion of these materials into solid products, energy, and useful chemicals. Particular attention to the production of fiber (paper/board), fuels (ethanol/aromatics), and specialty chemicals (biopolymers, medicines, etc.). Comparison of renewable energy sources: biomass, water, geothermal, wind, and solar. Includes weekly laboratory session.

Class description

Course Objectives: This is an INTERNET course and is intended provide a broad introduction to the science and technology of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Renewable Energy. In particular, the generation and properties of biofuels and specialty products from lignocellulosic sources will be emphasized. The renewable energy sources of solar, biomass energy, wind, tidal and geothermal energy will all be covered.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

On-line lectures and notes, textbook readings, lecture quizzes

Recommended preparation

See course description

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kevin T Hodgson
Date: 09/27/2010