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Environmental Sciences: SL: Biomass to Biofuels

ENSC 285 Z1 (CRN: 13183)

4 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: TRC 295 Z1 NR 285 Z2

About ENSC 285 Z1

This course will provide hands on experience in various Renewable Energy biofuels including: LIQUID BIOFUELS (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuel); SOLID BIOFUELS (wood & grass energy), and BIOGAS (the farm-based energy). The course will provide the participants including regular students, farmers, entrepreneurs, and others with hands-on technical exposure to various Biofuels related science & technology topics, background & literature information besides addressing the environmental, economical, social and other Biofuels related issues. Various means of instruction will be utilized: a) ON CAMPUS CLASSES: BY UVM FACULTY MEMBERS and EXPERTS from VT-based biofuels businesses; b) HANDS ON FIELD WORK involving tours to Farms/Biofuel facilities & related projects; service learning projects. c) TALKS by guest-speakers/experts from businesses; d) BIOFUELS EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS by professionals; e) ONLINE CLASSES: supplementary classes/information including videos and discussions. DETAILS: LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Anju Dahiya DEATAILS: LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Anju Dahiya


Anju Dahiya (), Sidney Bosworth (), Roelof Boumans () and Heather Darby ()


Dates: Jan 25, 2013 to April 27, 2013 Cross listed w/NR 285 Z2 and TRC 295 Z1; Two or more Saturdays will be AM field trips. In addition to the regular field trips during the course, there will be one or more non-mandatory complementary field trip after the course is over. Open to both CE and degree students; Service Learning Lab fee: $40


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