MSc Biofuels Process Engineering
Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
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Course provider Cranfield University
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An ever increasing rise in global population and development increases demands on global energy supplies. Globally, energy security has been at the forefront of political debate. The EU has set ambitious targets on renewable energy where members must achieve 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Large developed nations such as China and the USA have high carbon emissions and are under pressure to put a price on carbon. This has led to renewed focus on developing alternatives to fossil derived fuels from more secure and sustainable sources.
This will only be achieved through research and development of novel technologies where bioenergy and biofuels become an intrinsic part of the renewable energy mix for power generation and transport fuel. First generation biofuel production is limited due to the possible threat to food supplies and biodiversity over a certain threshold. Second and third generation biofuels can provide a much larger proportion of fuel supply more sustainably, affordably and with greater environmental benefits. Utilising non-food feedstocks such as waste residues and algae are currently yielding the greatest potential opportunities in the long term.
The MSc in Biofuels Process Engineering has been carefully structured to equip talented engineers of the highest standard with an advanced understanding and practical experience of employing biofuel research and advanced process technology within the wider bioenergy industry.
This course is suitable for chemical, mechanical, materials, engineering and science graduates who wish to specialise in biofuel applications.
Full time – October
Part time - All year round (study over 2-5 years)
To apply or for more information please contact:
T: +44 (0)1234 758008
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Cranfield Campus College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1234 758540