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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Alternative Energy Sources - B218004
Title: Alternativní zdroje energie
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
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: 140 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Jiříček Ivo Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N218026, N218026A
Is interchangeable with: AB218004
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The course is focused on the efficiency and ecological aspects of the production of heat and fuels for transportation by reflecting remarkable progress in the field of sustainable and renewable energy methods and technologies.
Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

analyze processes during ecological heat and fuel generation

balance and optimize basic technologies for fuel combustion and heat accumulation

design a simple active solar system for hot water and heating application

assess energy potential and utilization of waste by combustion or composting methods

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Literature -

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

R:Sjaak van Loo, Jaap Koppejan:The Handbook of Biomass Combustion & Cofiring, Earthscan,2008,978-84407-249-1

R:Thomsa B. Johansson, Henry Kelly, Amulya K. N. Reddy: Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity,Island Press,1992,1559631384

R:21th Century Complete Guide to Biofuels and Bioenergy, on CD ROM, Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Research,1-59248-279-1.

R:Buecker Brad: Fundamentals of Steam Generation Chemistry, PennWell Corporation, Oklahoma, ISBN:087814750-0

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Learning resources -

B:Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology, A YEAR-LONG SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COURSEby Matthew A. Brown, Lakewood, CO,

R:Renewable Energy Technologies, Long Term Research in the 6th Framework Programme,2002 I 2006,

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Teaching methods


Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

1. uspěšné splnění písemky v 8. týdnu semestru

2. úspěšné splnění zkouškové písemky ve 11. týdnu semestru

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (11.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. World energy resources & use, fossil fuels & climate change, greenhouse effect

2. Alternative heat energy sources, assessment of energy technologies, carbon footprint,

3. Political support, feed-in tariffs, cost & economy, environmental impact assessment

4. Wood and energy crops, biomass origin, potential, forms, energy content, chemical analysis

5. Solid and compressed fuels, pellets production&specifications, direct combustion, boilers

6. Thermochemical transformation, generator gas, pyrolysis oil, synthetic biomethane&biohydrogen

7. Fuel for transportation, vegetable oil to biodiesel, fermentation to bioethanol,

8. Anaerobic digestion, biogas, energy from algae, exergy efficiency

9. Secondary heat sources, waste to energy, ternary diagram of waste, waste incinerators

10. Solar energy & potential, solar time& azimuth, direct&diffusion light, solar buildings

11. Heat from solar collectors, efficiency, heat recuperation, solar heating &cooling

12. Solar systems for hot water and heating, heat balance, economy&return

13. Geothermal heat sources, hydrotermal systems , heat pumps efficiency &use

14. Heat energy store, phase change materials, chemical accumulation, underground stores

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Entry requirements

1. basic knowledge of energy and power

2. communication skills, keen to learn

3. skills in elementar mathematics

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)
Registration requirements -

Basic mathematics, Basic physics, Basic chemistry

Last update: Jiříček Ivo (05.09.2023)