Want to make a difference in realizing Renewable Alternatives to
Fossil Fuels - learn from experts, understand real-life situations
firsthand from on-site operations, and tons of hands-on experience
working with experts (variable credits) -
"BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels course", 2014 Spring Semester,
University of Vermont
January 16, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Thursdays & 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
COURSE WEBSITE: http://go.uvm.edu/fo6ay
4 Credit through ENSC, NR & TRC (3 & 2 credits only through ENSC) -
for registration 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. 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)
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
B.HANDS ON FIELD WORK & SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS involving
tours to Farms/Biofuel facilities & related projects.
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:
Credits (note that 3 & 2 credits only through ENSC 285):
4 credits (Certificate of Achievement) : on-campus lecture
w/access to Blackboard materials, hands on in-lab & field trip
sessions, service learning project in partnership with a community
leader, Certificate of Achievement awarded.
3 credits: on-campus lecture with access to blackboard materials
hands on in-lab & field trip sessions (without the service learning
2 credits: on-campus lectures with access to blackboard
materials, (without in-lab & field trips & service learning project).
Other details checkout at: http://go.uvm.edu/7y1rr