CE 317 Clean Fossil Fuels and Biofuels

The different types of biofuels will be presented and discussed in this course. Topics include biomass feedstocks, first, second and third generation of biofuels, fuel from cellulose, catalytic conversion of biomass to liquid, energy balance of biofuels, biological production of hydrogen, biodiesel, microbial fuel cells. The Clean Fossil Fuel part of this course deals with gasification processes including ICCG power plants, Fischer Tropsch synthesis, clean coal technologies, desulfurization and carbon dioxide capture and storage.