FEMP26 Renewable Energy Technology Applications -
Biomass Technologies

Course ID: FEMP26
Duration: 1 hour
AIA Continuing Education logo Learning Units: 1 LU
Prerequisites: None
HSW: Yes
Federal Energy Management Program IACET CEUs: 0.10 CEU
Level: 201

Biomass energy technologies can help Federal sites meet agency goals and legislative mandates, improve energy security, and reduce environmental impact while efficiently providing electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications.

The course covers sourcing and selecting cost-effective biomass energy technologies and common implementation considerations.

The instructor for this course is:

  • Dr. Andy Walker, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  
    Andy Walker, PhD, is principal engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he conducts engineering and economic analysis of renewable energy projects for FEMP and other non-governmental clients. Dr. Walker is an instructor and has authored more than 28 book chapters, journal articles, and papers. He holds a bachelor's of science degree, a master's of science degree, and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand geographic/climate considerations biomass energy technology capabilities and constraints, and evaluation of various technology options;
  • Select the best biomass energy technologies for building and site needs, considering the latest best practices and technical considerations;
  • Understand operating principles for direct combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis conversion technologies; and
  • Assess factors to integrate biomass energy into larger energy systems.

Take this Course

Log in to your account to begin taking this course or enroll now for free if you do not have an account.