14MBIB11 - Biofuels

Course specification
Course titleBiofuels
Study programmeBiochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalGoal of this course is the gaining of scientific and academic knowledge of the technologies of biofuels production (bioethanol, biodiesel, biobutanol, biomethanol etc.). Students are introduced to basic biotechnological production processes of different types of biofuels from biomass (from the first to the fourth generation of biofuels) as well as techno-economic aspects of their production. Also, students learn about the new trends in this area as weel as about society obligations (The Kyoto Protocol and EU legislatives) to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy resources–biofules in accordance with the concept of sustainable development.
      The outcomeAfter the finished course, students will gain basic knowledge about technological processes and modern trends in the production of biofuels.
      Contents of lecturesThe term and the importance of biofuels; Renewable energy resources in Serbia; ; Raw materials in the bioethanol production; ; Technology of the bioethanol production; By-products in the bioethanol production; Existing capacities of the bioethanol production in Serbia; Raw materials in the biodiesel production; Technology of the biodiesel production; Existing capacities and legislatives of the biodiesel production in Serbia; Production of fuels by biomass gasification; Technology of biogas and biomethanol production; Technology of the biobutanol production; Techno-economic analysis of biofuels production in Serbia.
      Contents of exercisesBioethanol and biodiesel production at laboratory scale from raw materials that are cost effective and available in our country.
      1. Svetlana Nikolić, Slavica Šiler-Marinković, Ljiljana Mojović, Biofules, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (book in preparation)
      2. D. Stojiljković, Lj. Mojović, S. Šiler-Marinković et al., Alternative fuels for internal combustion engines in 21th century, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2008.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingOral interactive lectures using video presentations, practical classes in laboratories, seminars and consultations.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures5Test paper50
      Practical lessons20Oral examination