Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TEC 5700 - Bioenergy Technology (3)

When Offered: Fall, Spring
An examination of evolving bioenergy conversion technologies (anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis) which are being developed to displace non-renewable fuels. This course will focus on the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to assess, design, and construct bioenergy technology systems. Coursework will include multimedia presentations, lectures, discussions, films, field trips, homework, guest-speakers, and laboratory activities. Topics include: biogas and digester design, waste to energy, chemistry of biomass, C & N cycles, bioenergy feedstocks, pyrolysis products- biochar, py-oil, and syngas, closed-loop designs, energy balance, life cycle assessment, the bioenergy and agricultural nexus, and eco-industrial models. Content mastery and applied practice at the graduate level is expected.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4700.]