Energy and Resources


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 and Procedures

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


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science