Course code FORN310

FORN310 Bioenergy

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Course responsible: Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad
Teachers: Eirik Ogner Jåstad, Olav Albert Høibø
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Last time: 2022V
Course contents:
Topics covered in the course include: • The resource base and approaches for assessing the resource base • Conversion technologies for heat, power and fuel • Raw material markets and the product market • Instruments for bioenergy use and effect on profitability • Bioenergy and climate effects
Learning outcome:

A candidate with a completed qualification has the following learning outcomes in the course:


  • The student has advanced knowledge of key technologies for the production of bioenergy.
  • The student has specialized insight into the effects on the carbon cycle and climate using bioenergy.
  • The student can analyze societal issues related to the use of biomass for energy purposes.


  • The student can apply methods and models to carry out economic analyzes related to bioenergy
  • The student can carry out an independent analysis, including analyzing the climate effects of bioenergy use
  • The student can assess the suitability of different biomass types for energy purposes
  • The student can make critical assessments of the climate effects using different bioenergy forms

General competence:

  • The student can communicate and discuss issues related to economic, technological and climate and environmental aspects of bioenergy
  • The student must be able to communicate about academic issues that are dealt with in the course, both with specialists and to the general public
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, independent study
Teaching support:
Canvas. During office hours, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students.
A reading list will be available at Canvas.
FORN200 or similar
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS100 or similar and KJM100 or similar
Mandatory activity:
Approved exercise and any excursion.
3-hour written exam
Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
50 hours lectures and exercises
The external examiner will contribute in defining the exam problem set and will assess all exam answers.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades