ENGG 261: Biomass Energy Systems


Alternate years: 19F: Mon & Fri 1:00-3:00 PM
Wed 8:30-10:00 AM


ENGS 157 and ENGS 161 and permission of instructor

Can be used by undergraduates for A.B. course count only

Biocommodity engineering is concerned with the biological production of large-scale, low unit value commodity products including fuels, chemicals, and organic materials. Intended primarily for advanced graduate students and drawing extensively from the literature, this course considers the emergence of biocommodity engineering as a coherent field of research and practice. Specific topics include feedstock and resource issues, the unit operations of biocommodity engineering — pretreatment, biological processing, catalytic processing, and separations — and the design of processes for biocommodity products.