This module will introduce students to the fundamental principles of biomass feedstock supply for the bioeconomy, with a focus on both dedication production of biomass and recovery of residues/wastes. The physical characterisation and chemistry of biorenewable feedstocks such as bioenergy crops, algae (micro- and macro-), forestry residues, agricultural residues, and organic municipal waste are examined. The module will examine the varying supply chains (collection, storage, transport) for different biomass sources for further processing to bioenergy and bioproducts via biorefining. The focus of the module is on the application of engineering science to develop integrated biomass feedstock management systems with an emphasis on sustainability.
- NFQ: Level 9
- CREDITS: 5
- LOCATION: Online and MTU Kerry South Campus
- DURATION: 1 Semester – Starting September 2023
- COST: TBC
- CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: TBC
This module is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business