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Syllabus 2018-19 - 76112004 - Fundamentals of the Energetic Use of Biomass (Fundamentos del aprovechamiento energético de la biomasa)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Energías renovables por la Universidad de Jaén
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Fundamentals of the Energetic Use of Biomass
CODE: 76112004 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 4.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: CASTRO GALIANO, EULOGIO
DEPARTMENT: U122 - INGENIERÍA QUIM.,AMBIENTAL Y DE LOS MAT.
FIELD OF STUDY: 555 - INGENIERÍA QUÍMICA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 405 E-MAIL: ecastro@ujaen.es P: 953212163
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~ecastro/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Chapter 1. Possibilities of using biomass as an energy source. Biomass as a renewable energy resource. Current situation of energy use of biomass. Perspectives.
Chapter 2. Evaluation and characterization of biomass resources.
Types of biomass. Biomass composition. Evaluation of available resources. Agricultural wastes. forest residues. Waste from the food industry. energy crops.
Chapter 3. Procurement and preparation of biomass.
Biomass logistics. Prreliminary operations. Pelletizing.
Chapter 4. Process for the use of biomass. The thermochemical pathway for utilization of biomass. The biochemical pathway for utilization of biomass. Other forms of exploitation

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures: Exposition of theoretical contents of the subject. They will be taught in the classroom with the help of ICT and support of virtual teaching platform of the University of Jaen.
Specialized Tutorials: will orient the student about the literature needed for the work to be prepared and present in class. Doubts about the theoretical and practical contents of the subject will also clarified.
Classes in practice groups: preparation, discussion and presentation of the work done by students, individually or in small groups. Work will focus on different aspects of energy use of biomass, including bibliographical or practical studies on applicable technologies
External practices: concisiting in a technical visit to an industrial plant where biomass is used as renewable energy source.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Student assessment will be done through three instruments as follows:
- Attendance and participation in training activities (10%): an attendance control for class sessions and complementary activities and external visits will be made.
- Final exam on theoretical and practical content (50%). Examination of the theoretical and practical aspects
developed in the course, including clarity, mastery of concepts and realization will be assessed. This element of evaluation is especially oriented to basic skills, CB6, CB7, CB10 and CB11 as well as CE16 and CE17 specific.
- Presentation of works (40%). This element of the evaluation consists of two sections:
Group work (20%). the written submission, preferably in electronic format, will measure a work on certain aspects of the energy use of biomass which will have been assigned at the beginning of the course. Important elements for the assessment will be the organization of information, clarity of
presentation, originality and own contributions  and relevance to the objectives of the work.
Individual exhibitions (20%). Special attention will be paid to the organization of information, including the adaptation to the assigned time, clarity of presentation and answers to security questions
They are formulated. The main competencies to which this assessment element addresses are EC7 EC8, CE13, CE16 and CE17.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Biorefineries - industrial processes and products: status quo and future directions. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2010  (Library)
  • Biorefineries - industrial processes and products: status quo and future directions. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2010  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Introduction to chemicals from biomass. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Chichester, U.K. : Wiley, 2009  (Library)
  • Introduction to chemicals from biomass. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Chichester, U.K. : Wiley, 2009  (Library)