FORNY310 Bioenergy - Market and Sustainability

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Eirik Jåstad Ogner, Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

The course consists of three main themes:

  • The bioenergy's role in the energy system
  • Climate and environmental effects of bioenergy
  • Innovation and innovation in the bioenergy sector

Overall, the course will give the student one basis for assessing the sustainability of various types of bioener provide (environmental consequences, economic consequences and otherwise consequences for society).

Learning outcome

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


  • The student has advanced knowledge of key value chains for bioenergy
  • The student has specialized insight into the effects on carbon cycle and climate using bio-energy
  • The student can analyze social issues related to the use of biomass to energy purposes
  • The student knows key challenges related to innovation


  • The student can carry out an independent analysis, including analyzing climate effects of bioenergy use
  • The student can make critical assessments of the climate effects using various bioenergy forms
  • The student can analyze innovations within bioenergy

General competence:

  • The student can convey and discuss issues related to economic, technological and climate and environmental aspects of bioenergy
  • The student should be able to communicate about academic issues that have been dealt with in the course, both with specialists and the public
  • Lectures, seminars, independent study.
  • Canvas. During office hours, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students.
  • FORNY200, FORNY210, MINA320/MINA321, or similar.
  • Oral exam.

  • The external examiner will contribute in defining the exam problem set and will assess all exam answers.
  • Approved project assignment, exercises and any excursion.
  • 25 hours lectures and exercises
  • 5 credits overlap with FORN310 (previous version).
  • Special requirements in Science