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Bio-Energy Conversion
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Bio-Energy Conversion' is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

Bio-energy: Renewability and sustainability of biomass, origin of bio-mass (Photosynthetic process) sources, characteristics, Energy farming, biofuel production process, biomass conversion methods, pyrolysis, gasification, types of biomass gasification, biogas systems and classifications. Anaerobic digestion of wastes, high performance bio-gas systems, cleaning of bio-gas, use of bio- mass for electricity production, bio-gas compression and storage. Micro algae for oil production, Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) in engines, Microbial Fuel Cell, configurations, organic wastes to electricity, Waste to Energy (WTE) systems for Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW), vegetable, fish and meat processing residues for biodiesel production, bio-energy for stand- alone electrification, hybrid renewable energy systems. Simulation and case studies of above topics.

  • Prabir Basu, “Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis”, Elsevier Inc., 2010.
  • Sunggyu Lee and Y. T. Shah, “Biofuels and Bioenergy: Processes and Technologies”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
  • Erik Dahlquist, “Biomass as Energy Source Resources, Systems and Applications”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, 2013.
  • G N Tiwari, M K Ghosal, “Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Sources”, Narosa Publishing House, 2005.