The general aim of the course is to develop the students’ skill in analysing and in a creative way solving problems related to process chemistry. The starting point for the course is the raw materials, including renewables as well as fossil materials, and it then continues via the process system to products and side products, energy use and the placing of the process in the regional and global surroundings. After completion of the course the student should be able to: Identify important chemical and chemical engineering process steps in industrial applications for production of renewable fuels. Analyse and find solutions to chemical process problems when regarding product formulation, conversion and optimisation of different parameters with relevance for the production of renewable fuels. Suggest relevant process schemes. Decide what type of reactor is the most suitable for a certain process. Identify and judge different opportunities for process integration when producing renewable fuels. Evaluate strategies for development of new technologies and/or products taking into account environmental and process safety issues in the production of renewable fuels. Compare and judge different raw materials for production of a certain fuel, considering environmental and safety issues. Compare, in particular, fossil and renewable raw materials taking into account the different process systems needed for production of a specified fuel.
Renewable Fuel Production Processes
Royal lnstitute of Technology Stockholm