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NPTEL: Bioenergy

This course aims to provide an overview of the basic process, by which solar energy is collected and converted to biomass, which is essentially, what we call ‘bioenergy’. During the discourse, emphasis will be given on different strategies to convert biomass to biofuels, the review of the available technologies and how these could meet the growing demand for energy in the future. 

Intended Audience
Bioengineers, Chemical engineers, Energy studies, Agriculturist, Policy makers 

Pre-requisites
Has cleared 10+2 with science 

Industries that will recognize this course
Green energy industries, Agro-waste processing industries, Renewable energy materials industry, Bio-fuel and fossil fuel companies.

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to bioenergy 
Week 2: 
Basics of biomass technology & biomass resources 
Week 3: Biofuels I 
Week 4: 
Biofuels II
Week 5: Biofuels III 
Week 6: 
Bio-power I
Week 7: 
Bio-power II 
Week 8: 
Bioenergy distribution & end use for a sustainable future 

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Biology
Provider NPTEL
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 8 weeks long

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