Farm Scale Energy Production from Solid Biofuels

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3 ECTS

Hub:  Nature and Environment

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Course description: 

Learning outcomes:
The students know the basic concepts of the energy sector and the basics of energy production in the rural areas. They can determine the amount of energy needed for the production of warm water and the heating of premises of a real farm, and they can select suitable solid biomass heating equipment for energy production. They can estimate the  energy consumption structures of different farms. They are able to calculate  the potential of available biomass by-products  for energy production on farm and small-scale district heating scales and the possibilities of solar energy on farm-scale.

Contents:
– energy consumption structure on farms
– energy production potential of available solid biomass by-products
– heating systems for solid biomass and solar energy
– designing and planning farm and district scale heating system

Working methods and scheduling: Online lectures, online assessment, peer feedback, independent study and exercises in Optima –virtual learning environment. Digital materials in Thinglink-environment and videos on JAMK website are provided during the course.
Assessment: 
0-5 Sufficient learner (1) knows the opportunities for the utilisation of biomass for energy on farms and the basic concepts of the energy sector and the basics of energy production in the rural areas can determine the amount of energy needed for the production of warm water and the heating of premises of a real farm or a group of buildings, and can select suitable solid biomass heating equipment for energy production can estimate the energy consumption structures of different farms and the usability of available biomass by-products for energy production in farm and small-scale district heating scales and the possibilities of solar energy on farm-scale. Satisfactory learner (2) in addition to the aforementioned, can identify the key places of energy consumption in the heating network Good learner (3) in addition to the aforementioned, can define the properties of solid biofuels and the amount of energy needed for the heating of water and premises Very good learner (4) in addition to the aforementioned, can estimate the impact of biofuel quality on the usability of the heating system Excellent learner (5) in addition to the aforementioned, can evaluate the development targets and options for energy production on a farm
Info: The project Natural Resources to Bio-Economy by Digitalization (Digitalisaatiolla luonnonvarat biotalouteen (DLB) in Finnish) offers online courses for students form the Universities of Applied Sciences participating in the DLB-project. More information: https://www.hamk.fi/projektit/digitalisaatiolla-luonnonvarat-biotalouteen/#opintotarjonta "Ilmoittautumalla tähän opintojaksoon hyväksyn, että ilmoittautumistietojani käytetään valtakunnallisen ristiinopiskelujärjestelmän kehittämiseen. More information: https://wiki.eduuni.fi/display/CSCristiinopiskelu/Hankkeen+kuvaus" (tämä pitäisi kääntää englanniksi)
Earlier education: Recommended previous course: LZVB0100 Sources and Potentials of Different Biomass By-products (4 ECTS Credits) Other courses related to Module "Farm scale Utilization of Biobased By-products, 10 ECTS credits": Biogas Production in Farm Scale (3 ECTS Credits) /Turku AMK Biochar: Pyrolysis of Biomass (3 ECTS credits) /HAMK LZVB0300 Plant Nutrients from Biobased By-products" (3 ECTS credits)
Teacher(s): Laura Vertainen
Email: laura.vertainen@jamk.fi
Queries related to enrollment practices: campusonline@jamk.fi


Enrolment date: 26.08.2019 - 12.09.2019
Date: 16.09.2019 - 15.11.2019