Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code KK020050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Advanced Biofuel Engineering
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Advanced Biofuel Engineering
マツムラ ユキヒコ,ナカシマダ ユタカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:IDEC 201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and presentation by students 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 25 : Integrated Engineering
Eligible Students Master students
Keywords Biofuel, Ethanol, Biodiesel 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn about production, utilization, and introduction of biofuels.  
Class Schedule 1. What is biomass? / Variety and availability of biomass
2. Biomass conversion
3. Pellets and briquettes
4. Gasification and carbonization
5. Supercritical water gasification, other thermochemical conversions
6. Biodiesel and other liquid fuel production
7. Biomethanation (1) Principle and apparatus
8. Biomethnation (2) Examples and system
9. Ethanol fermentation (1) Principle and apparatus
10. Ethanol fermentation (2) Examples and system
11. Ethanol fermentation (3) Lignocellulose and latest technologies
12. System (1) System design and evaluation
13. System (2) Economic analysis
14. System (3) Fundamental of LCA
15. Final presentation 
Asian Biomass Handbook (Available from http://www.jie.or.jp/biomass/AsiaBiomassHandbook.html) 
PC or AV used in
Distributed materials 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read corresponding part of the handbook. 
Requirements None 
Grading Method Grading is made by the final report (70) and small exam given in every lecture (30).  
Message Lecture is made in English.
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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