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Please share widely [apologies for cross-postings] :

"BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels course", 2013 Spring Semester,  
University of Vermont

January 13, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Thursday & Fridays   9:00AM -  
12:00PM; no classes during the regular breaks/holidays, plus 2 weeks  
self-study for the course project; final exam in May) ;  Location:   
UVM campus & throughout Vermont for field trips/hands on  experience

COURSE WEBSITE: http://go.uvm.edu/7y1rr
4 Credit through ENSC, NR & TRC (3 & 2 credits only through ENSC) -  
see links below.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: awarded for successfully completing the 4 credit.

DETAILS: Experts in following areas will provide hands-on instruction  
in wide range of topics including: LIQUID BIOFUELS (seed-based  
biodiesel; bioethanol; conversion of waste oil to biodiesel; advanced  
biofuels including algae-biofuel & microbial biofuel); SOLID BIOFUELS  
(wood & grass energy, pelletization), BIOGAS & BIO-ELECTRICITY (the  
farm-based energy); BIOHEAT, BIOMASS CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR  
BIOFUEL, BIOFUELS/ENERGY RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMICS, & SOCIAL  
ISSUES; OTHER wide-range of Biofuels related science & technology  
topics, background & literature See details at: Topics & Experts:  
http://go.uvm.edu/eg1bx This course is designed to provide hands on  
experience in all possible Bio-Renewable Energy areas to prepare the  
participants of diverse backgrounds for jobs in BioEnergy / Biofuels  
industry, or higher education in the field, or related entrepreneurial  
endeavors in bioenergy / biofuels areas.

CONTACTS: For syllabus related questions contact the Lead Instructor  
Anju Dahiya at [log in to unmask]  (For registering email  
(http://learn.uvm.edu/contact/ ) or call 800-639-3210 or 802-656-2085  
to make a phone or in-person appointment with a Continuing Education  
Adviser to discuss your options)

INSTRUCTORS: UVM FACULTY MEMBERS and EXPERTS from VT-based  
Biomass/biofuels businesses (see the list at course website)

PARTICIPANTS/STUDENTS
    All welcome: Degree and non-degree seeking students, budding  
entrepreneurs, teachers (interested in developing curriculum, or  
projects at school or college levels), farmers and others.

MEANS OF INSTRUCTION
     A.ON CAMPUS CLASSES: BY UVM FACULTY MEMBERS and EXPERTS from VT-based
     biofuels businesses;
     B.HANDS ON FIELD WORK & SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS involving tours  
to Farms/Biofuel facilities & related projects. Check out past SL  
projects at: http://go.uvm.edu/xa20i
     C.TALKS by guest-speakers/experts from businesses;
     D.BIOFUELS EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS by professionals;
     E.ONLINE CLASSES: supplementary classes/information including video
     clips and discussions.

Three course listings to register from:
http://learn.uvm.edu/courselistspring/course.php?term=201401&crn=12170
http://learn.uvm.edu/courselistspring/course.php?term=201401&crn=12075
http://learn.uvm.edu/courselistspring/course.php?term=201401&crn=14731

MEET FORMER STUDENTS: http://go.uvm.edu/2xgs8

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