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ALTE 102
Biorefinery Processes


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
In-depth examination of Biorefineries and the role Biorefinery Operators play in the Bioenergy workforce.   Build familiarity with the purpose and function of major Biorefinery processes, including: Feedstock Harvest and Delivery, Pre-treatment, Hydrolysis, Lab Analysis, Fermentation, Transesterification, Gasification, Anaerobic Digestion, Distillation, Hydrotreatment, Dehydration, Oligomerization, Pyrolysis, and Commodity Sales. Introduction to the operating procedures and safety protocols that exist at Biorefineries. Build knowledge on how to identify and track issues before they become critical. Prerequisite: ALTE 101

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the prevalent and emerging Bioenergy processes integral to Biorefinery Operations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Apply basic principles of regulatory factors and industry standards to Biorefinery processes
  • Provide examples of real-life duties for Biorefinery Operators, including: monitoring, tracking, recording, documenting, and helping correct processes in real-time where safety is the highest priority
  • Identify the processes and/or companies that they are most interested in honing in on for Internship or Cooperative Work Experiences.

  • Course Topics
  • Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes (KSA) of a Biorefinery Operator as defined by the Bioenergy industry
  • Profile of Work for a Biorefinery Operator
  • Breakdown and overview of individual processes in example Biorefineries
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management
  • Review and exploration of regulations that steer safe Biorefinery operating conditions

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