Biomass Energy Resources

An EaSE specialization in Biomass Energy Resources provides students with a perspective of biomass as an energy source as compared to other energy sources. Students can take specialization courses that address the production and processing of biomass into energy as well as analyzing biomass energy systems with respect to their workability and sustainability, with an emphasis on life-cycle analysis and environmental impacts.

A. Bioenergy

TSM 438 (3hrs ) Renewable Energy Applications (Credit is not given for TSM 438 & ABE 436)
                          or ABE 436 (4 hrs)—Renewable Energy Systems
ABE     446 (4 hrs)—Biological Nanoengineering
ABE     488 (3 hrs)—Bioprocessing Biomass for Fuel
ACES   501 (2 hrs)—Advanced Bioenergy Topics
ACES   509 (3 hrs)—Advanced Bioenergy Systems
CHBE  471 (4 hrs)—Biochemical Engineering
CHBE  478 (3 hrs)—Bioenergy Technology
CPSC  415 (3 hrs)—Bioenergy Crops
IB        421 (3 hrs)—Photosynthesis

B. Biosphere

ATMS   421 (4 hrs)—Earth Systems Modeling
Geog    410 (4 hrs)—Geography of Development and Underdevelopment
Geog    496  (4 hrs)—Climate & Social Vulnerability
NRES   516 (4 hrs)—Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

C. Agribusiness

ACE     435 (3 hrs)—Global Agribusiness Management
ACE     446 (2 hrs)—Modeling Applications in Financial Planning
ACE     455 (3 hrs)—International Trade in Food and Agriculture
ACE     520 (4 hrs)—Food Commodity Markets
ACE     562 (2 hrs)—Applied Regression Models I
ACE     563 (2 hrs)—Mathematical Programming for Applied Economics I