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Kevin T Hodgson
PSE 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Individual tutorial study of topics or courses under development to address the latest scientific developments in Forest Resources. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This class will cover the engineering and science aspects of processing various forms of biomass into liquid fuels, with particular emphasis on lignocellulosic biomass sources and ethyl alcohol produciton. It will also cover process fundamentals of biomass for energy generation and high value bioproducts.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures by the two instructors; some homework problems. Assigned readings and class discussion by students will also be involved.

Recommended preparation

Students should have a science and engineering background and interest for this course. Basic course work in chemistry (inorganic and organic), physics, and engineering fundamentals such as thermodynamics will be useful in assimilating the course material.

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: 02/04/2008