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School of Engineering
ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
BIOFUELS AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
INP3050553, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOFUELS AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FABRIZIO BEZZO ING-IND/25

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP3050553 BIOFUELS AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES FABRIZIO BEZZO IN0530

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BEZZO FABRIZIO (Presidente)
BERTUCCO ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
BAROLO MASSIMILIANO (Supplente)
CIMETTA ELISA (Supplente)
FACCO PIERANTONIO (Supplente)
MASCHIO GIUSEPPE (Supplente)
SANTOMASO ANDREA CLAUDIO (Supplente)
SPILIMBERGO SARA (Supplente)
STRUMENDO MATTEO (Supplente)
VIANELLO CHIARA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge on technologies for biofuels production. Methods and techniques for process integration: water usage minimization. Critical assessment on sustainability issues in production processes, particularly for energy production. Skills and methods for the strategic analysis of general energy issues.
Examination methods: Written exam (25% of final marks) and team work (75%). The team work focuses on the strategic analysis of an energy issue to be discussed through an oral presentation.
Assessment criteria: Assessment on the knowledge of lecture topics. Assessment on i) capability of analyzing and synthesizing general energy issues, ii) team working, iii) communication and presentation skills.
Course unit contents: ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: General issues: energy consuptions, fossil fuels, CO2 emissions. The transport sector: general issues, possibile technological directions towards a sustainable mobility.
BIOFUEL PRODUCTION: Technologies for biofuel production from sugar/starch materials (I generation) or lignocellulose (II generation). Technologies for biodiesel production from vegetable oils (fundamental concepts concerning the usage of microalgae for oil production). Technologies for biogas and biomethane production. Some comparisons: biofuels, hydrogen, electric mobility.
SUSTAINABILITY IN PRODUCTION PROCESSES: General criteria for sustainable production. Few concepts concerning life cycle analysis (LCA) techniques for sustainability process assessment. A case study: is it possible to generate value on CO2? Technologies for carbon capture, sequestrations and utilisation (CCUS). Potential for CO2 utilisation. The water-energy nexus and the water-energy-food nexus, particularly for biofuels. Design of water networks in industrial processes: pinch analysis techniques for maximum water reuse and minimum wastewater treatment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer assessment

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action