Biofuel

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4 VMU / 6 ECTS

2009 05 04

2011 05 04

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Title BIOKURAS Title in English BIOLFUELS Subject annotation in English The course aims at giving an overview of the conversion processes: drying, devolatilisation and char combustion, of biofuels, with a special focus on wood. The emphasis is on the modelling of the processes based on conventional methods from literature the literature. By the end of the course, the students should be able to simulate the conversion of a single biofuel particle in a defined surrounding and have a basic understanding of the physical relations and properties needed to describe the thermochemical conversion of biofuels. In addition, the students should be able to analyse the validity of the model by comparing the simulated results with measurements and have a basic knowledge on how the knowledge on the conversion of a single particle could be emphasised to boilers and furnaces. Necessary background knowledge for the study of the subject Study outcomes After hearing the course students will be able: • To characterize plants using for biofuel • To define and characterize major technology of plant cultivation, gathering and storage • To describe ground rules of biofuel making • To describe basics rules of law in EU and Lithuania regulate maiking, usage and safety of biofuel • To evaluate biofuels risk assessment to the environment Subject contents (up to 1200 symbols) Biomass. Overview of plants cultivated for biofuel. Plant cultivation, gathering and storage technology for biofuel. Unconventional power plant. Energy from bio waste. Liquid fuels for transportation. Types: First generation biofuels - Vegetable oil used as fuel; Biodiesel; Bioalcohols; Bioethers; Biogas; Syngas; Solid biofuels. Second generation biofuels (non food crops, cellulosic biofuel). Third generation biofuels (Algae fuel). Biofuels by region. Rules of law in EU and Lithuania regulate making, usage and safety of biofuel. Biofuels risk assessment to the environment. Study hours Lectures – 45 h; seminars – 15 h; consultations - 4 h, homework – 35 h. Independent work (including – preparation time for colloquium and exam) – 61 h. Total - 160 h. Evaluation of study results Colloquium - 20 %; seminars – 30 % and exam - 50 % of the total assessment. Literature 1. Caye Drapcho, Nhuan Phú Nghiêm, Terry Walker (August 2008). Biofuels Engineering Process Technology. [McGraw-Hill]. ISBN 0071487492; 9780071487498. http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071487492. 2. IChemE Energy Conversion Technology Subject Group (May 2009). A Biofuels Compendium. [IChemE]. ISBN 9780852955338. http://www.icheme.org/biofuelscompendium. 3. Fuel Quality Directive Impact Assessment 4. Biofuels Journal Programme prepared by Prof.dr. Algimantas Paulauskas, Departament of Biology,