Kevin T Hodgson
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.
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.
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General method of instruction
On-line lectures and notes, textbook readings, lecture quizzes
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Class assignments and grading