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CPE 5130 Understanding Biomass to Biofuel

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Key Concept 10: Are there any special tips to know when working with biofuel?

Course Description

Today, biofuel is already providing nearly 2 percent of the world’s fuel for transportation. Biofuel production is increasing, production costs are decreasing and more sustainable technologies and efficient processes are being developed. The International Energy Agency believes that biofuels may be able to meet as much as a quarter of the world’s energy demands by the middle of this century.

This course overviews basic concepts in development and use of biomass, with an eye towards developing sustainable energy systems for the future. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Define biofuel and biomass.
+ Understand the basic production of biofuels.
+ Recognize advantages and disadvantages of biofuel use.
+ Describe various applications for biofuels.
+ Describe briefly the history and potential future of biofuels.

Price

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Unlimited: $ 94

Instructor

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D., PE, PLS, PMP, 6σ Black Belt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is the course Master Instructor. Formerly, he was the director of Penn State Management Development, a self-supporting provider of education and training services to business and industry clients around the world. Before joining Penn State, he was co-founder and executive vice president of a manufacturing and specialty engineering firm; manager of corporate development and international manager of technology for a Fortune 200 company; and, professional associate of a worldwide provider of technical management professional services.

Today, biofuel is already providing nearly 2 percent of the world’s fuel for transportation. Biofuel production is increasing, production costs are decreasing and more sustainable technologies and efficient processes are being developed. The International Energy Agency believes that biofuels may be able to meet as much as a quarter of the world’s energy demands by the middle of this century.

This course overviews basic concepts in development and use of biomass, with an eye towards developing sustainable energy systems for the future. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Define biofuel and biomass.
+ Understand the basic production of biofuels.
+ Recognize advantages and disadvantages of biofuel use.
+ Describe various applications for biofuels.
+ Describe briefly the history and potential future of biofuels.

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