Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


A student recognizes the most important production processes of energy intensive industry focusing in more detail on forest industry. A student understands factors affecting energy consumption of industrial processes. A student knows how to compare and improve energy efficiency of industrial processes. A student understands the role of an industrial power plant. A Student can apply their knowledge to preliminary design of energy systems of industrial processes.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2024 - 11.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henrik Holmberg

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Basics of the energy intensive manufacturing processes in process industry primarly focusing on forest industrial processes. 

    Industrial power plants. 

    Industrial energy use and CO2-emissions. 

    Industrial energy efficiency.

    Thermochemical biorefineries.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Execution: Lectures + learning assignments

    Assessment methods and criteria:

    A student must collect sufficient amount of points from learning assignments to pass the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 20h (1x2h)

    Exercises 20h (1x2h)

    Individual studying 95h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Virtual learning environment KnowPulp and KnowPap + other additional material

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (