University of Leeds
Biomass is a key element in government plans to increase renewable energy sources and reduce greenhouse gases. It is unique as a renewable fuel since it can contribute to all three energy sectors – electricity, heat and transport fuels. This course focuses mainly on biomass for electricity and heat. In the UK, imported white wood pellets are a major fuel, but energy crops, such as short rotation willow coppice and Miscanthus, as well as forestry residues, agricultural residue and waste woods, all find use in the production of electricity and heat. ioenergy has environmental and economic impacts. This course looks at fuel supply options and the emissions implications. The use of biomass for energy production has several associated technical, environmental and socioeconomic challenges. Some of these, particularly the technical challenges, will be addressed in this course.
What will I learn?
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of energy from biomass combustion and will give delegates a sound understanding of the fundamentals and practicalities of the following:
- Basics of solid biomass combustion
- Dedicated biomass installations
- Solid biomass for electricity generation
- Biogas and landfill gas for process heat and power generation
- Sustainability and safety for biomass
- Storage of biomass
- Regulations for biomass plant
Delegates are free to attend the full 3 days or may choose to attend the day(s) most relevant to them. The course will be delivered by a team of industrial speakers and academics, all experts in their particular fields of contribution.
Who should attend?
- Process engineers and chemists new to the bioenergy field
- Regional developers wanting to obtain a technical perspective on bioenergy
- Energy and Environmental managers interested in utilising bioenergy
- Process heat system designers interested in biomass as a heat source