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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Udržitelná energetika - AM218013
Title: Sustainable Energetics
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Pohořelý Michael doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
As a consequence of Paris climate act (COP 21), a worldwide emphasis will be placed on the prevention of the emissions of greenhouse gasses, above all carbon dioxide (CO2), with the aim to limit global warming well below the 2°C level related to pre-industrial age. Current energetic systems that emit CO2 will have to be partially replaced by sustainable sources and partially to be refurbished with technologies able to capture CO2. This course will familiarize the students with the available and promising technologies for sustainable energetics (energy from biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal, solar and wind energy) and with the available technologies of CO2 capture from fossil-fuel-based sources together with its transport, storage and utilisation options. Moreover, s significant technology for energy production without CO2 emissions is and probably will be nuclear power plants. Connected to a massive deployment of intermittent renewable energetics, a key role will be played by so-called smart grids and technologies of energy storage.
Last update: Kubová Petra (21.12.2020)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

1) Rationalize the need to decrease the emissions of CO2 and to describe how sustainable energetics will contribute towards this aim.

2) Evaluate the possibilities of individual sustainable energetic sources and to describe their current technological, economic and regional potential.

3) Evaluate the possibilities of the integration of sustainable energetic sources into the state-of-the-art infrastructure and to describe the technologies that enable this integration (smart grids, energy accumulation etc.)

4) Explain the need for temporary introduction of CCS and to describe available technologies of the capture, transport, storage and/or utilization of carbon dioxide.

Last update: Kubová Petra (21.12.2020)
Literature -

Godfrey Boyle, Renewable Energy, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN: 0-19-926178-4

M. D. Aminu, S. A. Nabavi, C. A. Rochelle and V. Manovic, "A review of developments in carbon dioxide storage", Appl. Energy, vol. 208, pp. 1389–1419, 2017.

M. E. Boot-Handford, J. C. Abanades, E. J. Anthony, M. J. Blunt, S. Brandani, N. Mac Dowell, J. R. Fernández, M.-C. Ferrari, R. Gross, J. P. Hallett, R. S. Haszeldine, P. Heptonstall, A. Lyngfelt, Z. Makuch, E. Mangano, R. T. J. Porter, M. Pourkashanian, G. T. Rochelle, N. Shah, J. G. Yao and P. S. Fennell, "Carbon capture and storage update", Energy Environ. Sci., vol. 7, p. 130, 2014.Dincer, I.; Acar, C. Smart energy systems for a sustainable future. Applied Energy 2017, 194, 225–235.

Kumara, Y.; Ringenberga, J.; Depurua, S. S.; Devabhaktunia, V. K.; Lee, W. J.; Nikolaidis, E.; Andersen, B.; Afjeh, A. Wind energy: Trends and enabling technologies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2016, 153, 209–224.

Last update: Sýkora Vladimír (13.01.2021)
Learning resources -

Presentations available on the course website

Recommended scientific literature

Last update: Kubová Petra (21.12.2020)
Syllabus -

1. Intro: Sustainability of Resources, Primary Energy Resources, Energy Tansformations

2. Biomass I: Physico-Chemical Properties of Biomass, Biomass Combustion

3. Biomass II: Pyrolysis and Gasification

4. Biomass III: Production of Biofuels

5. Hydroelectricity, Oceanic Convertors, Small-Scale Hydro, Turbines

6. Geothermal Energy, Heat Pumps, High-Enthalpy Steam Systems, ORC

7. Solar Photovoltaics, Electrical Characteristic, High-Concentration PV Sources

8. Solar Thermal Energy, Rooftop Water Heaters, Concentrated ST Power

9. Wind Energy, Aerodynamics and Aerofoils, Small-Scale and Offshore Turbines

10. Recovery of Energy from Wastes, Digestion, Combustion, Gasification

11. Integrating Sustainable Electricity, Smart Grid, Energy Storage Technologies

12. Available Technologies for Capture, Transportation and Storage or Utilization of CO2 (CCS + CCU)

13. Sustainability in nuclear power, efficiency of energy transformation in NPP, Gen IV reactors

14. Excursion

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Entry requirements -

Interest in sustainable energetics.

Basic orientation in the trends of modern energetics

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Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -


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