D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)
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.
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.
suggestions for readings will be given during the course