Biofuels production

Course objectives: Provide students with knowledge and expertise in biofuels technology and the most significant sustainability issues, covering a range of relevant environmental, economic and social aspects.

Course content:

  • What are biofuels? Sustainability criteria for biofuels;
  • Biomass as a biofuel production basis;
  • Development of biofuel use;
  • Biofuels of the first (biodiesel, biethanol, biogas), second (bioethanol from lignocellulosic mass, BIO - DME (biodimethylether), second-generation biodiesel, BIO - MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether)), and third generation (biofuels from algae, biohydrogen);
  • Steps in the process of biodiesel and biogas production;
  • Transportation and storage of biodiesel and biogas;
  • Legislative framework - EU Regulation: EU Directive 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and related national regulations;
  • Biofuels quality standard;
  • Biofuel certification system.

Learning outcomes at the level of the course:

  • Annalise the main drivers for biofuels production;
  • Examine and assess the sustainability of biofuels production by taking into account methods, standards and regulations;
  • Distinguish biofuels generations and production methods;
  • Generate recommendations for biofuels production and usage policy development.

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