Global Warming, Renewables, and Decarbonization
MODULE TYPE: SDG11
This module will cover bioethanol, biodiesel, fuels from cellulosic biomass, blue and green hydrogen including CO2 capture and storage technologies, wind and solar power, the Carbon Cycle, Direct Carbon Capture From Air, and reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide by sequestering biomass carbon.
» Identify the major sources of energy and the sectors in which energy is used.
» Identify the magnitude and major sources of CO2 generation.
» Understand the impact, advantages, and challenges of biofuels.
» Be able to describe the major routes for CO2 capture (Post-Combustion, Pre-Combustion, and Direct Air Capture).
» Understand CO2 generation and mitigation from iron and cement manufacture
» Understand the concept of natural direct CO2 capture from air by growing biomass and removing that biomass from the Carbon Cycle by permanent secure burial in special landfills.
Module Level: Advanced
Degree level: Master
Study mode: Online
SDG11 Theme: Energy and sustainability; Circular economy; Transport and mobility
Open to Life Long Learners: Yes
Starting date: February 2022
Finishing date: June 2022
Enrolment period: Until 28 February 2022