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Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources (Toraman)

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  • This text examines the chemistry of technologies of bio-based sources for power generation and transportation fuels. When you successfully complete this course, you will be prepared to:

    • describe various biomasses that can be utilized for energy and fuel generation;
    • explain the composition of various processes necessary for biomass processing;
    • utilize the necessary chemistry, as well as mass and energy balances, that would be utilized in a biorefining facility;
    • analyze how to utilize biofuels in current fuel infrastructure;
    • illustrate what is required in a biorefinery.

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