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Syllabus 2018-19 - 76112008 - Biofuels (Biocarburantes)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
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: Biofuels
CODE: 76112008 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 4.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ROMERO PULIDO, MARÍA INMACULADA
DEPARTMENT: U122 - INGENIERÍA QUIM.,AMBIENTAL Y DE LOS MAT.
FIELD OF STUDY: 790 - TECNOLOGIAS DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 425 E-MAIL: iromero@ujaen.es P: 953213644
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
NAME: OLIVA DOMÍNGUEZ, JOSÉ MIGUEL
DEPARTMENT: -
FIELD OF STUDY: -
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: josemiguel.oliva@ciemat.es P: -
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: DOMÍNGUEZ, FRANCISCO JOSÉ
DEPARTMENT: -
FIELD OF STUDY: -
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: fdominguez@idae.es P: -
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The course deals with the biochemical processes for first and second generation bioethanol production. Processes using raw materials like sugarbeet, sugarcane or starchy materials are studied. In addition, advanced processes for bioethanol production from residual biomass are presented.

Next, the production of biodiesel  from different raw materials aas well as the formation of by-products and their possible applications are studied.

Finally, the use of these liquid biofuels in automotive is exposed. The environmental advantages associated with their use are analyzed and the sustainability criteria are presented.
Finally, the current situation of the national and international biofuels market is addressed.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures and seminars: Exposure of theoretical content and applied examples (Spanish language)

Laboratory sessions: Bioethanol and biodiesel processes  (Spanish language)

Other activities: Oral presentations by the students (They could be in English language for foreigner students). They will be focused on advanced technologies for second-generation biofuel production.

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

A minimal score of 4 in the exam is required to pass the course. Only if a score above 4 in the exam is obtained, the score obtained in the practical activities will be considered.

The attendance to practical activities and the attitude and interest of the students will be considered.

In addition, a report of practical sessions will be required.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Ethanol biofuel production [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2011  (Library)
  • Green fuels technology : biofuels. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, 2016  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Cereal straw as a resource for sustainable biomaterials and biofuels [Recurso electrónico] : chemist. Edition: -. Author: Sun, Runcang. Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, c2010  (Library)