SPG8008 : Renewable Energy: Biomass and Waste Technology
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Bilsborrow
- Lecturer: Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta, Dr Paul Sallis
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
The aim of the module is to provide students with a systematic and comprehensive knowledge of the sources of biomass and the range of technologies available for conversion into energy. The module will focus on the opportunities and potential for biomass to contribute to the production of renewable heat, electricity and transport fuel together with the potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The module examines biomass resources and technologies available for conversion to energy. The module looks at technologies for the production of heat, electricity and transport fuel, the economics of production and the potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The potential for reducing costs of the different technologies are considered via research and development, improved efficiencies, implementatino design decisions, etc.
Outline Of Syllabus
Biomass resources, policy and potential contribution to EU and UK targets
Biomass and waste technologies
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Post-school assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||7:00||7:00||Exam Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||2:00||14:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||38:00||38:00||Pre-school study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
REFLEX Modules are delivered by distance learning format whereby pre-school learning material is delivered to students via Blackboard. The Intensive School then builds upon and develops this information using a combination of lectures/seminars, practical demonstrations and visits.
The post-school assignment allows students to develop and demonstrate a deeper understanding of a particular technology.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||33||Post School assignment (1500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The post-school assignment allows students to develop a deeper understanding of a particular biomass conversion technology. Knowledge and understanding will be assessed via the unseen written examination.
Subject specific, cognitive and communication skills will also be assessed through both the written examination and assignment. The other key skills will not be assessed but students will need to utilise these skills in order to access the self guided material and prepare assignments.
In order to pass the module, students must attain a minimum of 40 in each component of assessment. Failure to reach 40 in each component will result in a module mark no greater than 49. This rule has been introduced as an accreditation requirement on the Reflex or REEM programmes.