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ALTE 101
Introduction to Bioenergy


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
A trained and skilled workforce is needed to fulfill growing demands for Biorefinery Operators who can safely and effectively help operate and manage facilities and systems that convert biomass such as: manure, forest slash, food waste, agriculture residues, wood processing residues, and dedicated energy crops (e.g. oilseeds, grasses, hybrid poplar, yellow pine, willow, algae) -- into electricity, heat, transportation fuels, recovered nutrients/soil amendments, reclaimed water, animal feed, bio-chemicals, and other byproducts.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply knowledge in the terminology and key concepts of Bioenergy to convey and discuss the regulatory and market forces driving research and business development
  • Explain the prevalent and emerging Bioenergy feedstock-to-conversion pathways in the Pacific Northwest
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective communications and multidisciplinary scientific concepts within the Bioenergy industry
  • Provide examples of contemporary issues and challenges in the field of Bioenergy involving climate change mitigation and the triple bottom line

  • Course Topics
  • Triple bottom line, budgets, energy security, and energy use
  • Bioenergy research and business operations that include: energy, fuel, heat, electricity, animal feed, recovered nutrients, soil amendments, reclaimed water, biochar, lignin, and carbon sequestration
  • First generation bioenergy vs. advanced/cellulosic bioenergy pathways
  • Regulations that drive the market in Bioenergy
  • Economics, issues of scale, and carbon credits

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ALTE 101
    Fall 2013
    0131
    Jason Selwitz
    ALTE 101
    Fall 2013
    5630
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.