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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FER 3100 - Biofuels and Bioprocessing (3)

When Offered: Spring
Biofuels and Bioprocessing explores the use of biomass as a precursor for the production of fuels, chemical feedstocks, and other consumer products; as well as the use of biological systems to treat waste and remediate polluted environments. Emphasis will be placed on the abundance and quality of available biomass, biological processing methods, biochemical pathways, organism selection/optimization, and opportunities to expand the use of biomass resources. The course involves a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises. The course will be divided roughly into four segments: background knowledge and design concepts, biofuels, bioprocessing, and waste treatment/remediation.
Prerequisites: BIO 1801  and CHE 1102  /CHE 1120 .