Free Online Course on Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems

The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Low Emission Technologies and Supply Systems. This course examines electricity generation from traditional sources including coal, gas and nuclear, and describes recent developments to improve efficiency and environmental performance.

In this eight week course, applicants will analyze the role of current energy supply systems, including coal, hydrocarbons and nuclear, as well as emerging carbon storage technologies for the transition to low carbon energy supply. This course will start on September 18, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 10 hours pw
Subject: Environmental science
Institution: The University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $199
Session: Course Starts on September 18, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings.

About This Course

Are you confused by the discussions about the role of coal and gas in today’s electricity supply? Is unclear the answer to climate change problems but you have concerns about its safety, not to mention how these fit in a sustainable energy supply?

Why Take This Course?

This course examines electricity generation from traditional sources including coal, gas and nuclear, and describes recent developments to improve efficiency and environmental performance. This includes the use of carbon capture and storage technology as a way of decarburizing electricity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Current features of coal, gas and nuclear power generation technologies and their future development
  • Basic principles and emissions intensity of oil refining and coal to liquids processes for transportation fuels
  • New developments in carbon capture, transportation and storage processes
  • Case study of an unconventional gas industry
  • The implications of improving efficiencies in carbon intensive industrial processes.

Instructors

Diego Schmeda Lopez
Postdoctoral research fellow at the Dow Center
The University of Queensland

Geoff Bongers
Adjunct Professor
The University of Queensland

Martin Oettinger
Deputy Director
Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Limited (ACALET)

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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