BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY

Second cycle degree in SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE AGRARIE (Ord. 2014) (discontinued)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARIO MALAGOLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: English language B2 level
Examination methods: Students will have to give a brief presentation on the articles they studied.
Final grade will be based on the presentation (60%) and a written test (40%).
Course unit contents: 1- Biomass definition. Energy potential contribution of biomass. Energy. Solar Energy. Useful solar radiation. Photosynthetic efficiency. Net primary production Carbon cycle.
2-: Global energy demand. Renewable energy: amount and role. Energy from biomass. Current use and future scenarios. Conversion processes of biomass
3- : Thermochemical conversion. Combustion. Pyrolysis. Gasification. Physico-chemical conversion. Esterification. Biodiesel.
4-: Biological conversion. Fermentation. Anaerobic digestion. Biofuels. Composting
5- Excursions: Field chipping systems, Biodiesel production factory, Biogas production
6- Excursions: Biomass heating power plant, Composting process.