ABE 589: Management and Design of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems

3 credit course. This course is the "capstone" final project course for students in the Master's of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems. It should be taken at or near the end of the student's degree program and may not be taken prior to enrolling in (and ideally completing) all other "core" courses in the degree.

ABE 884: Biomass Energy Systems

3 credit course. Offered Summer and Fall. In the coming decades, biomass will play an increasing role in satisfying society's energy and material needs, providing a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. This course will cover the fundamental theories and applied technologies used in the production and conversion of biomass into transportation fuels, heat, power, electricity, chemicals, and other value-added products.

ABE 885: Biomass Harvesting and Logistics

3 credit course. Offered Summer. This course covers biomass handling options and relevant cost analysis, engineering principles of field equipment, practical methods of evaluation and testing, field performance of machine systems for biomass harvesting and handling operations, selection and management of field machine systems with efficiency and sustainability considerations. Prerequisite: ABE 884

ABE 888: Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production

3 credit course. Offered Fall. This course provides an understanding of conversions of raw agricultural materials into bioenergy with a focus on liquid biofuels. This course presents in-depth coverage of chemical, biochemical, and thermo-chemical conversion technologies for the production of bioenergy as well as the separation of bioenergy compounds from the mixture. Each part of this course is unique within itself and covers different aspects of conversion technologies for the production of bioenergy from biomass.

FOR 880: Bioenergy Feedstocks

3 credit course. Offered Spring. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, production, and improvement of plants as feedstocks for conversion to energy. Prerequisite: ABE 884