SEE4114 - Bioenergy Engineering: Principles and Applications

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
BCH1200 and SEE3101 or equivalent
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to educate students on the principles and applications of renewable bioenergy. The various forms, advantages and limitations of bioenergy from liquid transportation fuels to biogases to bio-electricity will be introduced. The fundamental biological mechanisms for harnessing and generating bioenergy derived from various sources whether directly from sunlight, plant biomass or organic waste will be emphasized. The engineering and analysis of bioenergy systems and innovative technology such as microbial fuel cells, photobioreactors, anaerobic fermentation, anaerobic digestion, and consolidated bioprocessing will be discussed. With knowledge in basic and applied sciences, students will be prepared to conduct advance and innovative science research in bioenergy and to design, manage and evaluate bioenergy systems.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
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