Denmark, Aarhus

Biofuel Production Technology

when 4 August 2013 - 16 August 2013
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

In a world with limited mineral oil resources and an environment that is under pressure due to rising temperatures, a transition to alternative energy sources is necessary. The ideas are numerous, but the economy is limiting. In this summer school course, we will look at the most advanced biofuel production processes and try to give a broad overview as well as an in-depth understanding of these. We will look at the processes and the economy and try to determine what limits the expansion of biofuel production. We will also try to identify how processes can be optimised to large scale as well as to small scale processes.

Course leader

Assoc. Prof. Stig Ravn and Assoc. Prof. John Nieland

Target group

BSc and MSc students

Course aim

The overall goal with this intensive program is to give the students a substantial knowledge of biofuel production technologies. Having completed the course with successful outcome, the student will have obtained an understanding of and insight into different biofuel production technologies. Moreover, the student will be able to apply his/her own engineering competences to improve and innovate specific biofuel production technologies.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.