Biofuels for Transportation, 6 credits (TKMJ31)

Biofuels for Transportation, 6 hp

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Mats Eklund

Director of studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Energy Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial biotechnology and production) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Technology for Sustainable Development) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Sustainable Business Development) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme
  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Energy-Environment-Management

Specific information

The course is not available for exchange students

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Courses: Large Technical Systems and Environment, Environmental Technology or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

Through a course on Biofuels for Transportation, students will learn the advantages, disadvantages and incentives for the use and production of biofuels. The course will review the raw materials, production processes, application in vehicles, environmental impacts and the debates about the sustainability for biofuels.
Upon completion of the course, students will have expanded their knowledge in the ares of and should become;

  • Aware of how 1st and 2nd Generation biofuels are produced
  • Able to evaluate environmental impacts from material and energy flows in the life-cycle of biofuels
  • Aware of technologies and upgrades required for the use of biofuels in vehicles and infrastructure
  • Acquainted with the different opinions and debates about the sustainability of biofuels
  • Able to reflect upon how cooperation between different actors regarding material and energy resources can be integrated sustainably
  • Acquainted with business dimensions related to biofuel production

Course content

The course will consist of many aspects concerning biofuel production, development and employment. Through lectures, seminars, study visits and practical assignments students will learn more about:

  • Feedstocks for Biofuel Production
  • Production Processes for Biofuels
  • Vehicles and Infrastructural Requirements for Biofuels
  • Environmental and Social Aspects Related to Biofuel Production and Employment
  • Drivers and Conditions for Biofuel Development and Markets
  • By-Products and Industrial Symbiosis in Biofuel Production

Teaching and working methods

The course will consist of the following components:

  • Biofuel Lectures
  • Industry Guest Lectures
  • Biofuel Industry Study Visits
  • Practical Exercises
  • Home Examination

Examination

UPG1At-home examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
PRA1Approved project assignments and approved seminarsU, G3 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Industrial Ecology, Management Systems and Sustainability, Resource Efficient Products and Enviromental Systems Analysis - Project Course.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Examiner

Mats Eklund

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 68 h
Recommended self-study hours: 92 h

Course literature

Kurslitteraturen består av en pdf-bok på webben som finns tillgänglig för nedladdning. Ytterligare information kommer att delas ut för aktiviteter och seminarier under kursen gång.
Kurslitteraturen består av en pdf-bok på webben som finns tillgänglig för nedladdning. Ytterligare information kommer att delas ut för aktiviteter och seminarier under kursen gång.
UPG1 At-home examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
PRA1 Approved project assignments and approved seminars U, G 3 credits

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