University of Vermont

Biomass to Biofuels  2015 Course

 Stay tuned for the announcement:
Coming soon



Renewable BioEnergy Program 

BioEnergy Program Mission

The mission of this program is to provide hands-on instruction in all possible bioenergy areas outlined below, support generation of related skilled workforce and stimulate bioenergy production :
* LIQUID BIOFUELS (transportation fuels; home-heating oil; biodiesel from oil seeds & waste vegetable oil; ethanol; algae-biofuel);
* SOLID BIOFUELS (woody biomass; grass energy);
* BIOGAS & BIO-ELETCRICITY(the farm-based energy)
* BIOHEAT (heat capture from biomass e.g. compost)
* OTHER wide-range of Biofuels related science & technology topics, background & literature.

Program Director & Lead Instructor:  Anju Dahiya Ph.D. For program related information contact her.

Check out details from menu items on the left, including the Topics Covered, info about the Experts , the Service Learning Projects, and meet our Former Participants / Students

BioEnergy - Biomass to Biofuels Courses  

Stay tuned for the 2015 offering - announcement coming soon

Location::UVM campus and throughout Vermont  

Register for Academic Credit: (4 College Credits for ENSC 285, NR 285, or TRC 295
Meetings: TBD, 2015  (start/finish dates were recently rescheduled to the original dates)

Times: 9:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday and Friday  

Credits  All 4 credits (note that 3 & 2 credits only through ENSC 285):

4 credits (Certificate of Achievement) : on-campus lec w/access to Blackboard materials, hands on in-lab & field trip sessions, service learning project in partnership with a community leader, Certificate of Achievement awarded.

3 credits: on-campus lec with access to blackboard materials hands on in-lab & field trip sessions, NO service learning project.

2 credits: on-campus lectures with access to blackboard materials, NO in-lab & field trips & NO service learning project

Time/Day Exceptions: Classes start from January 16 onwards. January 13th optional day for blackboard setup (participants who are unfamiliar with this online tool should contact lead instructor for that). April 30th will be an optional day to present project reports; Travel time to & from field trips extra (return on campus by noon). Few days/weeks for self study and working with a community partner of choice.

Contact: call 800-639-3210 or 802-656-2085 to make a phone or in-person appointment with a Continuing Education Advisor to discuss your options or Email (contact form). For syllabus related questions contact the lead instructor.

Tuition and Fees: More info>>

Previous Course Listings: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 as ENSC 285, NR 285, PSS 296, TRC 295

Degree and non-degree seeking students (any background or department), farmers, budding entrepreneurs, teachers (interested in developing curriculum, or projects at school or college levels) and others are welcome

Check out the details from menu items on the left, including the Topics Covered, info about the Experts , the Service Learning Projects, and meet the Former Participants / Students

COURSE FLYER: Please feel free to download a flyer to post at your location for anyone else who may be interested in this course. Thank you for your interest and participation in promoting alternative energy education! (Note: the course flyer links opens up in a new window)

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A. ON CAMPUS CLASSES: BY UVM FACULTY MEMBERS and EXPERTS from VT-based biofuels businesses;
B. HANDS ON FIELD WORK involving tours to Farms/Biofuel facilities & related projects;
C. TALKS by guest-speakers/experts from businesses;
E. ONLINE BLACKBOARD: supplementary classes/information including video clips and discussions;
F. SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS selected by students

PREREQUISITES  (we expect students from diverse backgrounds):
› Eligibility to enroll in a College program with basic understanding of renewable resources such as plants, preferably of biofuels related.
› Non-degree students (farmers, retired professionals etc.) require permission of the instructor(s). (Contact lead instructor Anju Dahiya at
€ Space permitting, also open to Ph.D. students, Post Docs and Auditing.

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