Online Course: Biofuels – Biomass Pretreatment Technologies
Name of Provider: Technology ED- continuing education for scientists and engineers
Type: basic: Overview/ Part of Certificate Program (CP)
Course: Biofuels- Biomass Pretreatment Technologies
Course description: Lignocellulosic materials provide a raw material source for biofuel conversion and offer several advantages over fossil fuels- usage of a renewable resource, reduced greenhouse emissions, a decreased dependence on foreign oil, and stimulation of the agricultural sector. However, a primary technological challenge in converting lignocellulosic biomass into fuel is overcoming the recalcitrance of its matrix to enzymatic hydrolysis. To overcome these problems for chemical processing, naturally occurring cellulose biomass must be pretreated before it can be further processed using enzymatic hydrolysis or bioconversion.
The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of biomass energy crops, conventional and emerging pretreatment technologies, their effectiveness, models for prediction, scale-up opportunities, economics, and outlook for the future.
Tags: Overview/survey course, Part of Certificate Program, Private Educational Businesses
Contact information: Technology Ed P.O. Box 6003, Midlothian, Virginia 23112, USA
Location: Midlothian, Virginia 23112