This course is designed to acquaint students with the sources of biomass and their extraction and processing for common use. This course will shed light on types and sources of biofuels, agroindustrial byproducts and biodegradable materials, genomics of biofuels, metabolic engineering, introduction to the biorefineries (a facility that processes biological material to produce fuel (such as ethanol and biodiesel), electricity, and commercially useful chemicals), biobased industrial products, Green biorefineries which will use the waste material from agriculture and forests, Lingo-cellulosic feedstock biorefinery, whole-crop biorefinery based on wet/dry milling and products from whole-crop biorefinery. On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1) Identify the range of biomass resources available for liquid biofuels production, 2) Evaluate a range of technologies available for biofuels production from biomass and analyze the potential for future reduction in costs through technological development, 3) Explain the main theoretical concepts and practical implementation associated to biofuels engineering systems, 4) Get familiar with the concept of biorefinery and critically evaluate the potential of biorefining processes


At the end of the subject, the students should know:
- Resources and properties of plant raw materials.
- Energy content of wood and other plant biomass, energy from plant biomass-
- Biofuels: Types, application and manufacture.
- Selected industrial processes for the manufacture of biofuels, chemicals and materials from renewable resources



Sessional: 20

Midterm exam: 30

Final exam: 50

Class Time Meeting

Monday     10;00-11;00 AM

Tuesday   10;00-11;00 AM

Wednesday 10;00-11;00 AM

Course Material