Module 13: Advanced Biofuels

Learning Module Information

  • Estimated Lecture Hours: 3
  • Format: PowerPoint

 Learning Objectives

  • Characterize the unique advantages of advanced biofuels.
  • Explain the main challenges of developing cellulosic ethanol (lignocellulose breakdown) and its potential/advantages.
  • Describe the basic concepts and products of gasification and pyrolysis.
  • List the qualifying characteristics of advanced biofuel feedstocks (high-yield, seek low-input, sovaldi does not compete with food supply).
  • Critique major sustainability issues concerning biofuel production.
  • Assess the sustainability of bioenergy feedstocks and conversion processes.
  • Identify the importance of policy and farming practices for sustainable bioenergy production.
  • Access project development tools.

Topics Covered

  • Biomass
  • Bioenergy
  • Feedstocks
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • Sustainability Considerations
  • Thermochemical
  • Biochemical
  • Combustion
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fermentation
  • Gasification
  • Pyrolysis (Bio-Oils)

 

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Standards

Common Core State Standards

Common Career and Tech Core Standards

  • AG1.1
  • AG1.2
  • AG1.3
  • AG1.5

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Language

  • CCRA.L.2
  • CCRA.L.4
  • CCRA.L.6

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Reading

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.R.9

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Speaking & Listening

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.2
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Writing

  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.6
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9

LifeKnowledge and Cluster Skills Content Standards

  • CS.04
  • CS.09
  • NRS.01
  • PS.02

English Language Arts Standards-Science and Technical Subjects

  • RST.11-12.1
  • RST.11-12.10
  • RST.11-12.2
  • RST.11-12.9

English Language Arts Standards-Writing

  • WHST.11-12.1.A
  • WHST.11-12.1.B
  • WHST.11-12.1.C
  • WHST.11-12.1.D
  • WHST.11-12.10
  • WHST.11-12.2
  • WHST.11-12.2.A
  • WHST.11-12.2.B
  • WHST.11-12.2.C
  • WHST.11-12.2.E
  • WHST.11-12.4
  • WHST.11-12.9

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