Course: Bioenergetics

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Course title Bioenergetics
Course code KEE/BIE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ščerba Eduard, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1 Bio-energy, creation, evolution, classification, benefits, recovery (2hours) 1.lecture 2 Basic forms and sources of biomass in relation to their origin (10hours) 5.lectures 2.1 Residual biomass from agriculture, forestry and manufacturing processes 2.2 Municipal and recycled biomass 2.3 Intentionally grown biomass 2.4 Biogas and its potential uses 2.5 Biofuels, distribution, production and use 3.The potential for biomass production, its possibilities and uses (2 hours) 1 lecture 4.Use of biomass for heat and electricity as energy services (6 hours) 3 lectures 4.1 Technology and equipment for the use of biomass for heat 4.2 Technology and equipment for combined heat and power 4.3 Biofuels and logistics fuel cycle 5. Economic and energy aspects of the use of biomass (2hours) 2 lectures 5.1 Economic instruments for development and evaluation of investment 5.2 Pricing of energy from biomass, the market for biomass and biofuels 6 Environmental aspects of biomass (4hours) 2lectures 6.1 Environmental, food and energy security 6.2 Tools for sustainable Energy Smart

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids, Practicum, Field trip
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 39 hours per semester
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 3 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Knowledge of biological and ecological basics to identify sources of biomass.
learning outcomes
Students are able to apply acquired knowledge and information from theoretical and practical instruction and technical excursions in relation to knowledge: overview of resources and potentials of biomass, options, methods and techniques of their energy use, production, logistics of biomass-based fuels, strategy for food and energy security, including the legislative amendments
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Practicum
Field trip
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Report
Recommended literature
  • Beranovský, J, Murtinger, K. Energie z biomasy. ERA, Brno, 2006.
  • Havlíčková, K. a kol. Biomasa jako obnovitelný zdroj energie. VÚKOZ Průhonice, 2005.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields - Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields - Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields - Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields - Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (10) Special and interdisciplinary fields - Winter