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Renewable Transport Fuels (6 cr)

Code: BIP7002-3005

General information


01.10.2022 - 31.10.2022


09.01.2023 - 27.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

6 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Wärtsilä Campus Karjalankatu 3

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


1 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering


  • Esko Tiainen
  • Juha Kilpeläinen

Teacher in charge

Juha Kilpeläinen

Scheduling groups

  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)


  • BIYNS20
    Engineer, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Full-Time Studies, Fall, 2020
  • TOP22_23
    Other Complimentary Studies Group Semester 2022-2023

Small groups

  • Pienryhmä 1
  • Pienryhmä 2


Student is aware about different types of biofuel feedstock resources and potential. He knows the principles of combustion engine and he knows the suitability of biofuels for it. Student can estimate environmental impacts and energy balance of biofuel production. He can produce bioethanol and RME and he can estimate the quality of the product. He knows the principles of the BTL production. Student is familiar with biogas traffic use possibilities and he knows how to purify and distribute traffic biogas. He knows the potential of electric and hybrid cars in traffic and he can design charging systems


The chemical composition of basic feedctocks and suitability for different types of biofuels. Basics of combustion engine and emission control systems. Compression and spark ignition engine fuel requirements and fuel quality standards. Transport fuel energy balance analysis and the environmental impacts of production. Alcohol fermentation and separation, dehydration and denaturation. Rapeseed oil pressing, cleaning, esterification and quality assessment. Biomass anaerobic digestion and methane separation of impurities. The use of biofuels for transport technology. Electric vehicle basics, fuel cell operation and hybrid technology. Electric car charging systems design

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