Production and Utilization of Alternative Motor Fuels - P215003
Title: Výroba a použití alternativních motorových paliv
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainable Fuels and Green Chemistry (228)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP215003
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)
The course is focused on the use of alternative fuels in transport. In the introduction, students will become acquainted with the importance of alternative fuels, the reasons for their use and the EU's policy in this area. Subsequently, attention will be focused on the production of individual alternative fuels (biofuels, synthetic automotive fuels, LPG, natural gas, biogas and hydrogen) their properties and use as transport fuels, etc. Students will get a comprehensive overview of current and prospective trends in alternative fuels production including related economic issues.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)

After completion of the course, student will easily orientate in the problematics of alternative transportation fuels. Students will become acquainted in detail with the rationale for the implementation of alternative fuels as automotive fuels in transport, their manufacturing processes, their properties (advantages and disadvantages), the EU strategy on alternative fuels and the current and prospective trends related to their production.

Literature -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)

B: Demirbas A.: Biodiesel, Springer Verlag Ltd., London 2008, ISBN 978-1-84628-994-1.

B: Nag A. (Ed.): Biofuels Refining and Performance, 1st Ed., Mc Graw-Hill Professional, New York 2007, ISBN 0-07-148970-6.

B: Lee S., Speght J.G., Loyalka S.K. (Eds.): Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies, CRC Press Taylor&Francis Group, Boca Raton 2007, ISBN 4-0-8247-4069-6.

C: Steynberg A.P., Dry M.E. (Eds.): Fischer - Tropsch Technology, Elsevier, Amsterdam 2004, ISBN 0-444-51354-X.

C: Rhamadas A.S. (Ed.): Alternative Fuel for Tansportation, 1st Ed., CRC Press Taylor&Francis Group, Boca Raton 2011, ISBN 978-1439819579.

C: Demirbas A.: Biorefineries, Springer Verlag Ltd., London 2010, ISBN 978-1-84882-720-2.

Learning resources -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)

Šebor G., Pospíšil M., Žákovec J.: Production and properties of alternative motor fuels and their use in transport, lectures provided to students in electronic form

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)

The course is divided into two basic blocks. Within the first block, students will deal with the importance of alternative fuels and the reasons for their implementation among automotive fuels in transport. Also, relevant legislation, EU policy on alternative fuels and current and potential future trends for alternative fuels in transport will be discussed. The second block will focus on the characteristics of the current alternative fuels, their production, their fuel properties and their advantages/disadvantages associated with their use in transport.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (26.07.2018)

Written test and an oral exam.