546-0463/03 – Utilization and Processing of Biomass (VZB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Jaroslav Závada, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jaroslav Závada, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2018/2019
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LYC25 Ing. Barbora Lyčková, Ph.D.
ZAV02 Ing. Jaroslav Závada, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0
Part-time Graded credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is focused on modern processing technology and utilization of biomass within the raw materials and wastes. The course is to determine the basic properties of biomass, sources, its distribution and outline possible applications of this raw material area.

Teaching methods



Students will be familiarized with the basic processes and aspects of biomass use in the CZ, EU and the world.

Compulsory literature:

HEN, Hongzhang a Lan WANG. Technologies for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass. Academic Press, 2016, 2016. ISBN 9780128025949. KYLIAN, Nalladurai a R. Vance MOREY. Densification of biomass. 2008: VDM Verlag. ISBN 9783639051858. KLASS, Donald L. Biomass for renewable energy, fuels, and chemicals [online]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007 [cit. 2017-11-07]. ISBN 978-0-12-410950-6. SPELMAN, C.,A. Technology. Non-food uses of agricultural raw materials. Wallingford: C.A.B. International, 1994

Recommended literature:

STEINER, W., R. KLINGER, H. STEINMÜLLER, M. SINNER a H. ESTERBAUER. Basic research and pilot studies on the enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosics. SADDLER, J.,N. Bioconversion of Forest and agricultural plant residues. Wallingford: C.A.B. International, 1993

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Condition of the credit is also a regular attendance.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Biomass and its origin in area of raw materials 2. The current state of biomass in area of raw materials 3. Legislation in using biomass 4. Waste biomass generated in some branch of industries 5. Technology of processing waste biomass 6. Technology of processing biodegradable plastics 7. Equipment for processing of waste biomass 8. Biomass as a fuel 9. Solid biofuels 10. Liquid biofuels 11. Gaseous biofuels 12. Biomass combustion technologies 13. Incineration of biomass 14. New trends in processing and utilization of biomass

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester, validity until: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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