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BH61A0600 Bioenergy, 3 cr / 1.67 cu 
Code BH61A0600  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Bioenergy  Abbreviation Bioenergy 
Credits3 cr / 1.67 cu   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Tapio Ranta 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Tapio Ranta, D.Sc. (Tech.), Professor


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to understand the meaning of bioenergy, alternative biomass resources,supply methods, refining and end-user applications, describe the quality properties of solid biofuels and how they are measured and evaluated by using standards, and explain the meaning of sustainability in bioenergy systems.


The role of bioenergy in the EU energy policy,incentive programmes and future plans. Raw-material sources of bioenergy, potential resources and current use. Biomass supply systems and logistics. Refined biofuel commodities, biogas and liquid biofuels. Biomass international trade. Quality properties of solid biofuels, quality measurement and standards. Sustainable bioenergy.

Teaching Methods 

1st period: 12 h of lectures. Written examination 3 h. 63 h of self-study.
Total workload 78 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Examination 100 %.

Course Materials 

Energy Visions 2050, VTT. 2009. Chapters 2, 4.4, 5.2- 5.4.
Additional material will be announced later during lectures.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 15 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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