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)
* BIOFUELS RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL ISSUES
* OTHER wide-range of Biofuels related science & technology topics, background & literature.
Registration open for FALL 2015
1. ONLINE: Bioenergy Professional Certificate via Continuing and Distance Education
2. ON CAMPUS::UVM campus and throughout Vermont. See info below:
for Varibale Academic Credit: (2 to 4 College Credits for NR
285 - J- 95467 OR TRC
295 - A - 95426
Advanced special topics in natural resource planning beyond the scope of existing formal courses
Attributes: Also approved for Graduate Credit
Meetings: twice a
week 09/18/2015 to 12/09/2015 (Fridays evening on-campus, and Saturdays
Times: On campus classes on Fridays (4:05 pm - 7:05 pm) , and field trips on Saturdays (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
1&2 credits: on-campus lectures with access to blackboard materials (No field trips or hands-on project)
3 credit: on-campus lectures with access to blackboard materials hands on in-lab & field trip sessions (No hands-on project).
4 credit: on-campus lectures w/access to Blackboard materials, hands on in-lab & field trip sessions, hands-on project in partnership with a community partner engaged in related work
5 credit (special permission of lead instructor required): Same as in credit 4 except additional 1 credit hour for the hands-on project.
6 credit (special permission of lead instructor required): Same as in credit 4 except additional 2 credit hours for the hands-on project.
Time/Day Exceptions: Classes
start from September 18 onwards. September 17th is optional day for
setup (participants who are unfamiliar with this online tool should
contact lead instructor for that). Travel time to & from field
trips for some long distance trips extra. Few days/weeks
for self study and working with a community partner of choice.
Registration Schedule, Tuition and Fees: More info>>
Previous Course Listings: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 crosslisted 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
COURSE FLYER: When available 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)
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;
D. BIOFUELS EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS by professionals;
E. ONLINE BLACKBOARD: supplementary classes/information including video clips and discussions;
F. HANDS-ON PROJECTS selected by students
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.) contact lead instructor Anju Dahiya at email@example.com.
› Space permitting, also open to Ph.D. students, Post Docs and Auditing.
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