Renewable Energies and Energy Savings for agro-zootechnical systems

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide students with the knowledge about energy-saving solutions and the exploitation of renewable energy sources that can be used in agro-zootechnical systems as an alternative to fossil energy.
Expected learning outcomes
The course will provide the knowledge for evaluating the sustainability, and the economic convenience of the "green" technologies and solutions that could be applied in agro-zootechnical system, specifically to different farms, in accordance with the environmental requirements and regulations. The skills acquired will concern the technologies that can be applied mainly in animal farms, and in agriculture, such as, for example, energy produced by biogas plants, by photovoltaics, gassification and wind power.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
·Energy and agricultural processes: definitions; energy forms; consumes
· Direct energy savings (Thermal insulation, heat recovery, electric energy savings)
· Indirect energy savings (livestock input saving; low input field technics)
· Biogas production from slurry, waste and biomass
· Thermochemical biomass conversion processes (combustion, gassification, pirolisis)
· Solar energy convertion process (Thermal and electrical energy)

[Program for not attending students with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:
Energy and agricultural processes: definitions; energy forms; consumes

· Direct energy savings (Thermal insulation, heat recovery, electric energy savings)
· Indirect energy savings (livestock input saving; low input field technics)
· Biogas production from slurry, waste and biomass
· Thermochemical biomass conversion processes (combustion, gassification, pirolisis)
· Solar energy convertion process (Thermal and electrical energy)
Prerequisites for admission
Basic physics knowledge
Teaching methods
Lessons: 3 CFU
Give to the students the sufficient knowledge for make choices among technological solutions to be implemented into livestock farms for the energy saving and renewable energies sectors

Exercitations: 3 CFU
Learning the instruments to design and project plants based on renewables energy.
Visite a ad allevamenti con produzione di biogas e sua trasformazione in energia termica ed elettrica (cogenerazione);
· Visits to network plants for termal and electric production, to biogas plants, to farms equipped with solar panels installed, critical evaluation of concepts and data collected during the exercitation hours.
· Elaborazione critica dei concetti e dati raccolti durante le visite
Bibliography
ARIEL website
M. Fiala - Energia da biomasse agricole - Maggioli Editore
M. Lazzari, F. Mazzetto - Meccanica e Meccanizzazione agricola - REDA editore
Assessement methods and criteria
Script and discussion of the examination results
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 6
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Costa Annamaria