FYS128 physics and ENE113 thermodynamics or equivalent
On successful completion of the course, the students
know the function of and can characterize and compare units where energy transforms, such as engines, turbines, boilers, etc., or biomass is converted to other types of fuel
are able to evaluate and discuss various fuels, how they are produced and how they affect the environment
can carry out biological, technical and financial analysis and compare different ways of using biomass, from being the very source of heating and all the way to electricity
can plan and dimension heating and combined heat and power station (CHP) based on biomass.
Characterization of biomass resources from households, agriculture and forestry. Production of biomass and biofuels, including among others biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas and hydrogen. Storage, drying and transportation. Energy conversion in boilers, engines and turbines, including combined heat and power stations with heat storage. Discussion of economic and environmental issues concerning bioenergy.
Lectures, colloquiums, reports and exercises/laboratory work. Compulsory participation in teaching activities.
Expected workload for the average student: 135 hours.
In order to take the examination, students must:
successfully complete the compulsory assignment(s).
have approved compulsory participation i lectures and colloquium.
An overview of compulsory activities and assignments is communicated to the students through the digital learning platform Canvas at the start of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio. Graded individual assessment. Further information about contents of the portfolio and weighting of the works will be given in Canvas at the beginning of the semester.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”