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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.

Introduction to Biofuels has been updated and replaced with Introduction to Algae Biotechnology.

Enroll in Introduction to Algae Biotechnology (BIOL-40308) by clicking here. This course is an approved substitute for Introduction to Biofuels (BIOL-40261) in order to meet the requirements of the Biofuels Processes Certificate. Please contact unexbio@ucsd.edu for more information.

Course Number: BIOL-40261
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)