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EST 104
Introduction to Bioenergy


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

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Lecture Hours:20


Description
Plant Operators and Technicians work for facilities that convert biomass into electricity, heat, transportation fuels, clean water, and/or high value chemicals and products. Safe, skilled, and motivated technicians and operators are in demand for first generation and advanced biofuel plants, municipal wastewater treatment plants, industrial food and beverage processors, pulp and paper mills, and cogeneration facilities. This course introduces you to a training program which will provide you with a strong skill set in plant and facility operations.

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

  • Course Topics
  • World oil and bioenergy situations.
  • Renewable Fuels policy.
  • Triple Bottom Line.
  • Fuel chemistry.
  • Chemical and biological catalysts.
  • Distillation.
  • Bio-chemical and thermo-chemical conversion processes.
  • Biomass and Lignocellulosic material.
  • Feedstocks: pre-processing and pre-treatment.
  • Biomass to Energy Conversion supply networks.
  • Uses of water.
  • GHG emissions and climate change.
  • Safety: Anatomy of a Disaster, PPE, MOC, SDS, PHA, PSM and RM.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 104
    Fall 2014
    0964
    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.