Biofuels and CCU-based E-fuels


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge of biomass resource quantification and availability
  • Have knowledge of pretreatment techniques for biomass conversion
  • Have knowledge of thermo- and bio-chemical as well as catalytic conversion pathways
  • Have knowledge of advanced biofuels
  • Have knowledge of biorefinery concepts involving energy products
  • Have knowledge of carbon capture methods, transportation, and storage
  • Have knowledge of CO2 utilization for E-fuels


  • Be able to carry out chemical analysis of fuels to assess their properties and applicability in the infrastructure
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate processes of biomass conversion to fuel or energy, including mass and energy balances
  • Be able to apply process modelling, integration, and optimization methods to biorefinery concepts
  • Be able to evaluate the various carbon capture technologies and its applications in E-fuels, fertilizer industry, and other applications, etc.


  • Independently be able to assess biomass resources dedicated for bioen­ergy production and to design systems of biomass conversion, i.e. biorefineries
  • Independently to be able to quantify and communicate biorefining concepts
  • To participate with expertise in an interdisciplinary field with specialists from other fields
  • Independently be able to design and analyse carbon capture processes and CO2 utilisation.

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, lab exercises, and self-studies.



Name of examBiofuels and CCU-based E-fuels
Type of exam
Oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
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 titleBiobrændstoffer og CCU-baserede E-brændstoffer
Module codeN-EE-K3-26
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science