Biomass to Biofuels course
2013 Fall Semester, University of Vermont- Bio Renewable Energy Program Registration now open 4 Credits, August 26, 2013 to December 4, 2013 (Wednesdays & Fridays 12:00pm to 3:00pm; (No classes during the regular breaks plus days to work with the community partner for the course project);
Location: UVM campus & throughout Vermont for field trips/hands on experience
Full Details at the course WEBSITE: http://go.uvm.edu/7y1rr
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)
DETAILS: Experts in following areas will provide hands-on instruction in various biofuels including: LIQUID BIOFUELS (transportation fuels; biodiesel from oil seeds and waste vegetable oil; bio-ethanol; algae-biofuel); SOLID BIOFUELS (woody biomass; grass energy); BIOGAS & BIO-ELECTRICITY(the farm-based energy); BIO-HEAT (heat capture from compost); BIOFUELS RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL ISSUES; OTHER wide-range of Biofuels related science & technology topics, background & literature. (see the course website http://go.uvm.edu/7y1rr for details).
All welcome: Degree and non-degree seeking students from any department, farmers, budding entrepreneurs, teachers (interested in developing curriculum, or projects at school or college levels) and others.
MEANS OF INSTRUCTION
A. ON CAMPUS CLASSES: BY UVM FACULTY MEMBERS and EXPERTS from VT-based biofuels businesses;
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 BLACKBOARD: supplementary classes/information including video clips and discussions.
F. SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT WITH BIOFUELS COMMUNITY PARTNER