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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SFR 455 - Bioenergy Sources, Systems and Environmental Effects

A detailed introduction to the use of biomass for bioenergy and includes a broad review of biomass sources, processing systems, human health effects, potential environmental damage, pollution abatement, energy generating systems and the general effects of using renewable and non-renewable sources of energy on the human population.  Common definitions, units and the basic thermodynamics of biomass use are discussed.  Environmental issues including greenhouse gas emissions are examined along with the benefits and environmental concerns related to using renewable sources of bioenergy.  Specific examples, volatile organic chemical release and energy use in drying forest resources are included.  Scheduled labs involve field trips.  Students enrolling in the course should have passed at least one course meeting the general requirement for science with lab or application of science.

General Education Requirements:  Population and Environment

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Odd Years.

Credits: 3

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