CA1: Ability of analysis and modeling of mechanical/electrical/propulsive components and systems: basic problems and models for industrial engineering, with special reference to mechanical and energy engineering.
CA3: Ability of designing, analyze, plan and manage energy conversion systems and their environmental impact, as well as complex and/or innovative service and process systems.
CA5: Identify, formulate and solve industrial engineering problems, with special focus to energy issues.
CA7: Analyze, design and manage innovative integrated renewable energy systems, sustainability, environmental and economic impact
CA8: Ability of analyzing plants, components and process technologies and methods of engineering and their economic implications
CA9: Ability of combining theory and practice to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems
CA10: Communication skills to transfer information, ideas and solutions to specialists and others, in Italian and English
CC1: In-depth knowledge in the field of energy and electricity
CC8: Renewable energy resources, low environmental impact technologies: characteristics and availability, proven and innovative exploitation technologies, energy sustainability, economic and environmental sustainability.
CC10: Multidisciplinary context of energy engineering and problem solving orientation, which starts from the problem to go back to the causes and possible solutions, typically multidisciplinary.
Type of Assessment
PART 1 THE FEEDSTOCK
1.1 Types of biomasses. Main constituents of biomass.
1.2 Biomass from forestry and from agriculture
1.3 Energy crops
1.4 Agroindustrial and agro-residues
1.5 Microalgae and macroalgae
1.6 Chemical and physical characteristics of solid biomass. Analytical techniques for the characterisation of solid biomasses.
PART 2 PRETREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES
2.1 Drying: technologies, energy consumption
2.3 Compactation: pellets and briquettes
PART 3 ENERGY CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES
3.1 Biomass combustion: domestic and industrial plants
3.2 Biomass torrefaction
3.3 Pyrolysis of biomass: slow, intermediate and flash pyrolysis. Pyrolysis products
3.4 Biomass gasification. Processes, technologies, plants.
3.5 Anaerobic digestion and biogas production. Feedstocks, biogas characteristics and upgrading, biomethane
3.6 Use of biogas for power and CHP
3.7 Use of pyrolysis oil for power and CHP
3.8 Use of producer gas for power and CHP
PART 4 BIOFUELS AND GREEN CHEMICALS
4.1 Calls about organic chemistry and transport fuels
4.2 Liquid biofuels for transport. First and second generation biofuels, advanced generation biofuels
4.3 First generation biofuels - Straight vegetable oil: feedstocks, processes, technologies and plants
4.4 First generation biofuels - Biodiesel: feedstocks, processes, technologies and plants
4.5 First generation biofuels - Bioethanol: feedstocks, processes, technologies and plants
4.6 Second generation biofuels - BTL: : feedstocks, processes, technologies and plants
4.7 Second generation biofuels - Lignocellulosic ethanol: feedstocks, processes, technologies and plants
4.8 Microalgae. Cultivation of microalgae in Open Ponds (OP) and Photobioreactors (PBRs)
4.9 Use of liquid biofuels in engines and turbines
4.10 The Green Chemistry sector
PART 5 POLICY, SUSTAINABILITY AND ECONOMICS OF BIOENERGY
5.1 Calls on EU and National Policies
5.2 Calls on Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
5.3 Call on economics