~~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 experience
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 project).
2 credits: on-campus lectures with access to blackboard materials, (without in-lab & field trips & service learning project).