TECHNICAL COURSE ON BIOFUELS

BIOETHANOL, BIODIESEL AND BIOGAS 

Throughout the course, first, second, third generation biofuels, as well as production procedures of biogas with energetic purposes will be analysed.

We will deepen on plant design engineering aspects, in the essential procedures of biofuels, like biodiesel refining, liquefaction and saccharification in bioethanol, in the different technologies, in the production logistics, in plants operation and in the possibilities for the development for the future. 


 

InCompany Course

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ONLINE course:

Not available  

Forthcoming call for attendance-based course:

Pending of scheduling

 

 

Find out more about special conditions for unemployed people and recent graduates

Eligible course costs by FUNDAE http://empresas.fundae.es/


COURSE INFORMATION

Type of course: On-site course, based in a presentation in PowerPoint

Duration: 16 hours (in the in-company method, it could last between 16 and 32 class hours.

Course level: Basic. No previous knowledge needed. 

Material: Colour book 17 x 24, rustic binding.

Practices: No intended 

Courses director: Santiago García Garrido, graduate in Chemical Sciences and Technical Manager at RENOVETEC. Has more than 10 years of experience in companies such as Gas Natural, MASA, OPEMASA. He delivers courses related with the technology of Combustion Engines and electricity generation plants.

Habitual teachers: María del Pino Pérez y Óscar León


 COURSE CONTENT

INTRODUCTION

  • Climate Change and International Legal Framework
  • Types of Biomass
  • Solid Biomass
  • Forest residues
  • Agricultural waste
  • Energy crops
  • Calorific power of biomass: comparative
  • Liquid Biomass
  • Biodiesel
  • Bioethanol
  • Biomass Gas
  • Biogas
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Second Generation Biomass

BIOFUELS. INTRODUCTION

PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS. HISTORY AND GENERALITIES

  • Economic, environmental and legal aspects of interest.

PRODUCTION PLANTS PROCESSES. BIODIESEL AND BIOETHANOL

ENERGY INTEGRATION AND THERMAL USE

  • Energy integration with cogeneration plants, steam turbines, etc.
  • Pinch Point Methodology in energy optimization
  • Design materials for main equipment and heat exchangers

BIOETHANOL

  • Introduction
  • Bioethanol production processes
    • Bioethanol of first generation. Raw materials and technologies used (wine alcohol, sugar cane, sugar beet, cereal, etc.)
    • Second generation bioethanol. Raw materials and technologies used. Cellulosic ethanol
    • Processes for the production of ethanol from cereal
    • Dry and wet milling
    • Continuous processes and fermentation batch processes
    • Distillation
    • Dehydration of bioethanol
    • Co-products of the production of bioethanol. DDGS
    • Design, Construction and Start-up of Bioethanol Production Plants
    • Choice of site. Logistics, strategic and environmental aspects. Authorization process
    • Choice of process type and technology
    • Design of plant layout
    • Main Equipment and Facilities
    • Equipment and complementary facilities (PTA, PTE, PCI, CIP, cogeneration, emission control, etc ...)
    • Integration between the different areas of the plant. Energy optimization and sustainability.
  • Operation and Maintenance of Plants
  • Ethanol regulations. State and prospects. Taxation of bioethanol

BIODIESEL

  • Technology and Design
    • Fundamentals of oil refining and biodiesel production
    • Processes and technology of refining of vegetable oils. Selection criteria
    • Processes and technology of biodiesel production. Selection criteria
    • Basics of the Lay-out of a Biodiesel Plant
      • Layout requirements
      • Auxiliary units
      • Logistics
      • Selection of materials
    • Raw materials for the manufacture of biodiesel. Specifications and process
    • Byproducts. Specifications and applications
  • Operation
    • Organization of the biodiesel plant. Organization chart
    • Common operational problems
    • Analysis of a typical results account for a biodiesel plant
  • Product
    • Especificaciones de calidad del biodiesel
    • Problems detected in the field and new demands
    • Post-treatment systems for biodiesel against new specifications:
      • Distillation.
      • Filtration Systems.
      • Clarification.
      • Análisis técnico-económico de alternativas.
    • Applications of the methyl ester different from its use as biofuel.
    • The ethyl ester as biofuel.
  • Energy Integration and Thermal Utilization
    • Analysis of energy consumers in biodiesel plants
    • Integration and energy efficiency in a biodiesel plant
    • Application of the Pinch-Point methodology to a biodiesel plant
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