Refining Processes for Biofuels and Renewable Fuels

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15hr Content
Registration deadline: 15 July 2024

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Sanda Telen
INCO2003


Format: Instructor-led


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Course Objective

To help teams understand the principles, aspects, and importance of biofuels, the science behind them, technologies, production, blending, the economics of production and environmental impacts.

Private course for team

Custom scheduling

Industry Expert

On-site or virtual

1-year access

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PDH Hours qualified course

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About the course


   In-Company

   Live sessions

   15hr Content

   Custom

  English

   INCO2003

The expanding human population and industrialisation are increasing the energy demands worldwide, which has resulted in numerous challenges such as environmental pollution, depletion of fossil fuels, and shortage of electricity supply, which must be overcome. To fulfil the energy demands and overcome these challenges, numerous projects and funds are involved in finding an adequate solution.

Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road travel accounts for three-quarters of transport emissions. Most of this comes from passenger vehicles. Emission limits are increasingly stringent, and the fuel industry must change its approach to product formulation to meet the challenge.

This training course covers different types of biofuels and alternative fuels, the science behind them, technologies, production, blending and their advantages and disadvantages. It also covers the economics of production, environmental impacts, impact on the engine operation and policy issues. 

The course consists of 17 modules split across 15 training hours. All modules will be live sessions with the instructor. This training course is available as a company in-house training only; there is a choice between an online training or an onsite training. All training materials will be available through your EngineeringTrainer account.

After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course, including any new course material. This allows you to perform modules again should you need to refresh your knowledge.

 

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Meet your instructor


 

Managing Director and Founder at Oilcon Oil&Energy Consulting   


Technical Consultant - Advanced Technologies and Product Development


 

Program & Details


  1. Energy outlook

  2. Energy sources and demand

  3. Definition – biofuels and alternative fuels

  4. Types of biofuels

  5. Terminology

  1. Global overview of biofuels regulation approach

  2. Types of specifications

  3. Primary and secondary importance properties 

  4. Specification differences (EU, USA, Middle East, Asia…)

  5. RED directive

  1. Sustainable production of biomass

  2. Standardisation of sustainability

  3. Voluntary standards

  4. Chain of custody

  5. Certification approaches

  1. Classification of fuels

  2. Basic fuel chemistry

  3. Key elements of engine design and how fuels affect its performance and emissions

  1. Types of alternative fossil fuels

  2. CNG, LNG, LPG

  3. Mixtures of synthetic liquid hydrocarbons

  1. Conventional and advanced biofuels

  2. Classification according to feedstock source and chemical structure

  3. Classification according to the generation of biofuels

  1. Biomass classification

  2. Edible and non-edible feedstock

  3. Terrestrial crops

  4. Lignocellulose

  5. Algae

  6. Used cooking oil (UCO)

  7. RED II Directive – the advanced feedstock for biodiesel production

  1. Emission trends

  2. Car engine operation

  3. Exhaust gases

  4. Impact on engine operation

  5. Additives

  6. Biofuels in different transport sectors

  1. Feedstock

  2. Chemistry of biodiesel

  3. Technology and production

  4. Basic properties

  5. Biodiesel vs conventional diesel

  6. Advantages and disadvantages

  7. Hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO)

  8. Biomass to liquid (BtL)

  9. Bio Jet fuel

  1. Background and history of production

  2. Feedstock

  3. Chemistry 

  4. Technology and production

  5. Production from lignocellulose

  6. Application of bioethanol

  7. Advantages and disadvantages

  1. Classification according to the type of production

  2. Methods of production

  3. Fuel cell

  4. Hydrogen storage and safety

  5. Advantages and disadvantages

  1. History of producing fuel from algae

  2. Feedstock for production

  3. Microbiology and physiology of algae

  4. Production of biodiesel from algae

  5. Advantages and disadvantages

  6. Fisher-Tropsch Synthesis

  7. Dimethyl Ether (DME)

  1. Basic characteristics of biofuels

  2. Specifics of characterisation of biofuels

  3. Measurement of biofuels content in mineral fuels

  1. The required quality and specific parameters of biofuels

  2. Quality requirements of mineral and biofuel for blending

  3. Types of biofuel blending

  4. Terminology 

  5. Challenges of biofuel blending

  1. Environmental requirements for biofuels stability and storage

  2. Water contamination

  3. Risks of blended fuel contamination

  4. Preventive actions

  5. Corrective actions

  1. Emission trends

  2. Car engine operation

  3. Exhaust gases

  4. Impact on engine operation

  5. Additives

  6. Biofuels in different transport sectors

  1. Renewable fuels and biofuels in a petroleum refinery

  2. Classification of biorefineries based on their feedstock

  3. Technology challenges

  4. Biomaterials in petroleum refining units – co-processing

  5. Integrated refining concepts

Results

After this course, you...  

  • have a clear overview of the different types of bio and alternative fuels

  • understand how different bio and alternative fuels are produced

  • have an overview of the feedstock utilised for biofuels production

  • know how the productiuon of biofuels could be integrated into the modern refinery

  • understand how bio and alternative fuels function as single and blended fuels

  • are familiar with the impact of bio and alternative fuels on a car engine

  • have an overview of the environmental impact of bio and alternative fuels

  • know which regulations are related to the use of bio and alternative fuels

Who should attend this course

  • Personnel from the oil, fuel, biofuel, and auto industries

  • Refinery technical personnel

  • Trading and blending personnel

  • Sales, marketing, and product trading personnel

  • Laboratory supervisors and technical personnel

  • Policymakers

  • Professionals who are interested in or developing in the field of bio and alternative fuels

  • Process, project, and consultant engineers involved in bioenergy, petrochemical and chemical industries

Prerequisites:

  • This course is suitable for a range of personal and there are no specific prerequisites.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Live sessions

This course consists of instructor-led group sessions, these group sessions can be Virtual or Onsite. During these sessions participants can ask questions to the instructor which are discussed, as well as questions submitted beforehand in the learning portal.

After each live session used slides and exercise documents are made available to participants on the learning portal.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your daily work activities.

The live sessions are scheduled together with the customer and are private for their team only. 

Typically the training course would be scheduled as:

  • Virtual: 6 sessions of 2.5 hours

  • Onsite: 3 days of 5 hours plus breaks

A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.


Example Certificate:


FAQ

This course consists of instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each live session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

The training material used in the live sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

No, course content is not available for download.

The training material used in the sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided. 

Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are part of the live sessions in this course and allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.

To respect the privacy of the participants the live sessions will not be recorded, and as such the live sessions cannot be played back. Therefore it is important for all participants to block the time slots of the live sessions in their calendars and be present. 

No software licenses are provided as part of this course. 

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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