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mar735 - Bioenergy
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Module label Bioenergy
Module code mar735
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Kontaktzeit: 56 h, Selbststudium: 124 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Pehlken, Alexandra (Module responsibility)
Buchwald, Rainer (Module counselling)
Wark, Michael (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

Biomass Energy

The students gain competencies with critical discourse of competitive uses of biomass between human consumption, animal feed, raw material and fuel. The students are taught the issues concerning biomass transportation as well as the economic and ecological criteria involving its planning and use. They develop criteria, in order to address the complex relation between the future and a sustainable energy supply. The students gain competence to better the living conditions of rural inhabitants in developing countries through improved applications of biomass for daily energy needs.


Perspectives of Bioenergy

Das Modul soll die Studierenden befähigen, sich mit verschiedenen Formen der Bioenergie und ihren aktuellen Perspektiven auseinander zu setzen. Hierbei erlangen sie Kompetenzen sowohl in den naturwissenschaftlichen Basalfächern Physik, Chemie und Biologie als auch in Hinsicht auf die energetischen, technischen, ökologischen und ökonomischen Aspekte, die zur synoptischen Bewertung verschiedener Formen der Bioenergie berücksichtigt werden müssen.

Module contents

Biomass Energy

-     Sustainable Biomass Use

-     Soil fertility, decrease and destruction of natural fertility

-     Soil ecology

-     Growth and diversity of biomass

-     Roll of the microorganism in the metabolic cycle

Perspectives of Bioenergy

The guiding theme are the principles of traditional and modern energetic use of biomass, the constraints and efficiencies for food preparation, transport, and thermal and electrical energy production

-     Biomass cookers, Improved Cook Stoves

-     Wood gasification

-     Biogas equipment

-     Biodiesel production

-     Ethanol production from sugarcane

Methanol production

Reader's advisory
Will be presented during the classes.
Languages of instruction English , German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Wintersemester
VL Biomass Energy (3 KP)
VL Perspectives of Bioenergy (3 KP)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge none
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module

Klausur am Ende der Veranstaltungszeit oder fachpraktische Übungen oder mündliche Prüfung oder Portfolio nach Maßgabe der Dozentin oder des Dozenten

Course type Lecture
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h