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New course offering for spring 2013

November 29, 2012

New course offering for spring 2013!

The new course, Topics in Sustainable Bioenergy (AGRI 180A1), will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., with a recitation scheduled for Fridays at 10 a.m. Courtney Jahn is the instructor.

Topics include:

  • What is a biofuel
  • How biofuels are made
  • The food vs. fuel debate
  • Different biofuels for different communities
  • The sustainability of bioenergy

This  introductory  course  is  an  overview  of  bioenergy, from farm to fuel. The class covers key concepts in the bioenergy field including:

  • potential energy crops (biomass, oilseeds, and algae);
  • energy conversion processes (fermentation and thermochemical);
  • ethics, politics and sustainability of bioenergy.

Recitation will include lab activities and discussion. No prerequisites are required, and all majors are welcome.

To register for this class, log in to RAMweb.

Contact: Janet Dill
Phone: (970) 491-0402