18 Nov - Yadessa Gonfa Keneni (REALTEK)

Av Berit Hauger Lindstad

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Yadessa Gonfa Keneni, Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) will defend his PhD thesis "Biodiesel production from Jatropha curcas L. seeds from different agro-climatic zones of Ethiopia: seed processing, oil extraction and optimization of biodiesel production using heterogenous catalysts" on 18 November 2020.

Norwegian title of thesis:
"Produksjon av biodiesel fra Jatropha curcas L. frø fra forskjellige agro-klimatiske soner i Etiopia: frøbehandling, oljeekstraksjon og optimalisering av biodieselproduksjon ved bruk av heterogene katalysatorer"

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:
"A comparison of biodiesel production with different alcohols: Technical, economic and sustainability evaluations"

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence:
Wednesday 18 November 2020

10:15 Trial lecture
12:15 Public defence

Place: Zoom (https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/63610154309?pwd=SEl3NC9PMUFQTytONzhLRnNtUmQ0QT09 Meeting ID: 636 1015 4309 Passcode: 272922)

Evaluation committee:
First opponent: Professor João Fernando Pereira Gomes, ISEL – Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Second opponent: Professor Tanja Barth, University of Bergen
Committee coordinator: Associate Professor. Dr. Heidi Samuelsen Nygård,REALTEK, NMBU

Main supervisor: Professor Jorge Mario Marchetti, REALTEK, NMBU
Co-supervisor: Professor Trine Hvoslef-Eide, BIOVIT, NMBU
Co-supervisor: Associate professor Legesse Adane Bahiru, CNCS, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

This public defence will be held partly in digital form since physical presence must be limited due to Covid-19. All are welcome to witness the digital defence, but please read and abide by the guidelines stated below. This is required for the defense to run without interruptions and noise.

A restricted number of people are allowed to be physically present during the trial lecture and defence.
Guidelines for attending the defense via Zoom:

You will first be placed in the waiting room. Please introduce yourself with your name and affiliation.
Put your microphone on mute and do not use your camera.
If anyone wishes to oppose Ex Auditorio, please ask your question in the chat before the 1st opponent finishes his or her opposition.
Testing of your own equipment is advised before attending.

The doctoral thesis is available for public review. If you want access to the thesis in pdf, please send an email to phd-realtek(at)nmbu.no
Thesis number 2020:66, ISSN: 1894-6402, ISBN 978-82-575-1733-5

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