Course code MežZ4065

Credit points 4

Biomass Utilisation for Energy

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation22.03.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Agris Zimelis

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

General questions of biomass utilisation for heat energy and bio fuel are to be observed in the first part of the study course. The more detailed technological and technical solutions how to gather and to store forest biomass and how to produce energy out of it is the subject of the second part of the study course.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During the course studies students will obtain the knowledge of the forecast of available bio energetic resources, and appropriate utilisation of them in heating plants. Sufficient competence to define own viewpoint concerning the utilisation of forest biomass, and the skills of the choice of suitable technology and equipment for it, as well as ability to expect impacts of market situation are another important qualities available for students.

Compulsory reading

1. Lazdiņš A. Meža biomasas sagatavošana un izmantošana. Rīga: A/S Reklāmdruka, 2006. 55 lpp.
2. K.Špoģis, L.Mihejeva u.c. Politika, stratēģija un vadīšana lauku uzņēmējdarbībā. Jelgava, 1999.

Further reading

1. Meža politika. Rīga: VMD, 1998.
2. Riski lauksaimniecībā un privātajā mežsaimniecībā. Jelgava: LLU, RTU, 2005.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltic Forestry ISSN 1392-1355.
2. Meža Avīze ISSN 1407-6187.