Energy and Resources


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in General and organic chemistry or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Sustainable and non-sustainable raw material and energy ressources; thermodynamics of chemical and biological reactions and systems; quality of different energy forms; storage and transport of energy

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module

  • Can distinguish between fossil and renewable energy resources
  • Have an overview of accessibility and sustainability related to different energy sources and their conversion processes
  • Have fundamental knowledge about the different energy forms (fuels, electricity, heat) and their energy quality
  • Can understand advantages and disadvantages of the different energy forms with respect to storage and transport



  • Can calculate the energy content of a specific resource
  • Can use thermodynamics in chemical and biological reactions for the calculation of energy loss by transformation to a specific energy form and the final energy content by conversion to mechanical energy, electricity and heat


  • Can evaluate the sustainability and efficiency of the production of a specific raw material and its conversion into energy


Type of instruction

  • Lectures and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examEnergy and Resources
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergi og ressourcer
Module codeK-BBT-B3-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science