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This course will provide an overview of the growing field of biofuels by introducing the basics of renewable biofuel production. The topics covered will include the chemistry of biofuels, the biology of important feedstocks, the biochemical, genetic and molecular approaches being developed to advance the next generation of biofuels and the economical and global impacts of biofuel production. Overall the course will emphasize the importance of biofuel development as a contributor to replacing the diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, reducing global warming, and creating a sustainable society.
Gain a comprehensive overview of the techniques and methods utilized to convert the raw fuel produced from renewable sources into chemical forms and structures that are amenable to today’s energy infrastructure. The historical perspective on refinement methods of the petroleum industry is followed by an analysis of technological hurdles currently associated with obtaining fungible fuel from algal sources. Methods to process and refine fuel grade ethanol from traditional food and cellulosic sources is also covered. A description of the processing and refinement of fuels from land-based crops and various fuel types using pyrolysis is provided. The potential role that synthetic biology may play in meeting today’s energy demands is covered.
Effective project management skills are important to professionals in any industry. This particular course is geared to those students interested or working in the life sciences, engineering, and technology fields. Students will learn how to define, plan and execute a project whether the goal is simple or complex; gain the tools and knowledge for delivering projects on time and on budget, while meeting performance specifications; explore the basic components of project management and the project life cycle. This course will also help you determine the correct project through strategic portfolio analysis; create a successful charter; assemble and manage a team; analyze and control risk; monitor project milestones; and close out the project.
This course provides the student with skills and knowledge on production technologies and practices for algae biomass production at a commercial scale. Lectures will be taught and facilitated by algal production technicians, scientists and senior algal farm managers, each with years of production management experience in commercial a setting.
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