Global issues related to diminishing fossil fuel supplies, increasing demand for energy, and national security are contributing to rapid growth in the use of renewable biomass as a source of energy.
Courses in the 12-credit bioenergy graduate certificate can help prepare you to lead bioenergy projects by covering such topics as:
- applied technologies used in production and conversion of biomass into transportation fuels, heat, power, electricity, chemicals, and other value-added products
- the selection of suitable machines for a specific application of biomass harvesting and handling based on quantitative evaluations and cost analysis
- conversions of raw agricultural materials into bioenergy with a focus on liquid biofuels
- characteristics, production, and improvement of the major types of plant biomass feedstocks that are used to produce biomass energy