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  1. Basic concepts, distribution of renewable carbon sources in the world, types of biomass resources
  2. Biomass sources of plant origin including sources of starch, sugar sources, lignocellulosic sources, vegetable oils
  3. Waste biomass resources including Garbage, wastewater treatment waste, agricultural solid waste, forest waste, industrial waste, role of waste biomass as a future bioenergy source
  4. Structure and properties of polymers in plant cell’s walls including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, lignin, etc.
  5. Thermal conversion of biomass through combustion, pyrolysis, liquefaction, gasification
  6. Types of biofuels including ethanol, diesel, biofuels, applications, disadvantages and benefits of each
  7. Bioethanol production process from sugar, starch and cellulose biomass including pre-fermentation, hydrolysis, fermentation and distillation steps
  8. Biogas production process from waste biomass, introduction to biochemistry and microbiology of biogas production, introduction of various anaerobic digesters and their operating conditions
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