AAE-E3050 Bioenergy and Biofuels, Course Description
Status of the Course: Advanced
Level of the Course: Master’s studies, 2. year
Teacher in charge: Martti Larmi
Teachers: Martti Larmi, Loay Saeed, Mika Järvinen, Yuri Kroyan, Michal Wojcieszyk and visiting lectures
Teaching Period: I
Workload: Lectures 24 h, Exercises 12 h, Laboratory work 6 h, Excursion 6 h, Independent work 24 h and homework 60 h (10 hours per learning exercise) = 132 h
After taking the course, the student will be able to
· know and identify the most important biofuels and biomasses and their physical and chemical properties for energy conversion
· recognize and understand various energy conversion and combustion technologies needed for the use of bioenergy in power generation and transport
· calculate and evaluate the most important energy conversion parameters in boilers and engines, related to biofuels and biomass
Transport biofuels. Physical and chemical properties of biofuels. Biofuel combustion technologies, flame propagation, mixing controlled combustion in engines.
Biomass and wood for power plants. Physical and chemical properties of biomass. Biomass and wood combustion technologies like, Suspension ﬁring, Grate ﬁring and Fluidized bed firing, Chemical recovery boiler, Co-firing of biomass.
Assessment Methods and Criteria:
The normal practice is to pass the course by accepted and graded learning exercises only – no exam. Each learning exercise (LE) is graded. At least 50% of the available points should be taken in each learning exercise.
If the student is not able to pass with learning exercises only, he/she could take the exam instead. The criteria of final grading is then learning exercises (50%) and examination (50%).
1) Nylund et. al.: Status and outlook for biofuels, other alternative fuels and new vehicles. VTT RE-search Notes. Edita Prima 2008. http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2008/T2426.pdf.
2) van Basshuysen, R., Schäfer, F., Internal Combustion Engine Handbook. SAE International, 2004, Chapters 1-4, 12-15 and 22.
3) Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan, “The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-ﬁring”, 2008
Substitutes for Courses: EEN-E2005 - Bioenergy I or Kul-14.4700 - Transport Biofuels, Combustion and Emission Control or Ene-47.4112 - Power Generation from Biomass IIb and
Prerequisites: ENY-C2001 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and CHEM-A1250 Principles of Chemistry or equivalent knowledge. EEN-E2002 - Combustion Technology is highly recommended.
Grading Scale: 0-5
Registration for Courses: WebOodi
Language of Instruction: English
Handbook of Biofuels Production, 1st Edition, Processes and Technologies (Knovel /E-book)
Luque, Rafael ; Campelo, Juan ; Clark, James H. (Access limited to the license affiliated library networks)
ISBN: 9781613443545 1613443544