Course 1: Bioenergy & Sustainability

Our introductory series contains four modules that present core topics and key concepts surrounding bioenergy generation and environmental sustainability. Further exploration is given to bioenergy crop production and harvesting, water resource issues and opportunities, and community economic development.

BIOEN1: Introduction to Bioenergy

  • Unit 1 – Background
  • Unit 2 – Bioenergy Products, Feedstocks, Co-Products & By-Products
  • Unit 3 – Economic, Social & Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy
  • Unit 4 – Challenges & Barriers to Bioenergy Development
  • Unit 5 – Important Sources of Information

BIOEN2: Bioenergy Crop Production & Harvesting

  • Unit 1 – Analyzing the Economics of Bioenergy Crop Production
  • Unit 2 – Bioenergy Crop Production: A crop by crop analysis
  • Unit 3 – Best Management Practices on Agricultural Land for Soil & Water Conservation

BIOEN3: Water Resources: Issues & Opportunities

  • Unit 1 – Introduction
  • Unit 2 – Watershed Level Impacts: Managing conversion to bioenergy crops
  • Unit 3 – Bioenergy Crop Impacts on Water Quality & Quantity
  • Unit 4 – Policy Options & Implications

BIOEN4: Community Economic Development

  • Unit 1 – Community Preparedness: Understanding the issues & opportunities associated with bioenergy development
  • Unit 2 – Case Study Analysis
  • Unit 3 – The Educator’s Role as Facilitator: Asking the right questions
  • Unit 4 – Community Economic Development Issues


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