D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 6
Hours 54
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code LIB-LM-SAT 5A112



Development of the course

The course introduces the study of energy production from renewable sources alternative to the current energy supply system based mainly on fossil fuel. The course will be developed in two parts: the first part provides an introduction to the main renewable energy sources and their performances, a second part that concerns the most important agricultural and agro-industrial biomass supply chains. Environmental and economic aspects will be discussed. 

Description of the course ( introductory notes ): The course consists of three main parts. In the first the potential and the properties of the most common biomasses and biofuels are presented; the second part deals with aspects of biomass energy chains; third part deals with the themes of the characterization of biomass and of other materials produced in the context of energy applications.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to address the student in a systematic to the main application contexts relatedto the use of biomass for energy purposes.




Biomass : definition, types and classes of product. Physical, chemical and energy. Production chains. Pre-treatment technologies and energy conversion . Biofuels solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Thermal plants in the domestic and industrial use. Environmental aspects of sustainability. Product specifications and technical standards.

Development of the examination

oral examination.

Recommended reading

suggestions for readings will be given during the course

  • C.L.M. - Scienze Agrarie e del Territorio - Curriculum Gestione dei Sistemi Ambientali e del Territorio
  • C.L.M. - Scienze Agrarie e del Territorio - Curriculum Produzione e Protezione delle Colture Vegetali

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