E44 EECE 552 Biomass Energy Systems and Engineering

This course offers background in the organic chemistry, biology and thermodynamics related to understanding the conversion of biomass. In addition, it includes relevant topics relating to biomass feedstock origin, harvest, transportation, storage, processing and pretreatment along with matters concerning thermo- and biochemical conversion technologies required to produce fuels, energy, chemicals and materials. Also, various issues with respect to biomass characterization, economics and environmental impact are discussed. The main objective of the course is to introduce concepts central to a large-scale integrated biomass bioconversion system. (Prior to FL2015, this course was numbered: E33 495D/595D.)

Credit 3 units. EN: TU

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