Bioenergia e Tecnologias Sustentáveis
The fundamental axes of the Master''s degree in Bioenergy are the assessment of available resources for the production of bioenergy and the study of sustainable technologies for the conversion of biomass and waste, in the context of the European Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (EU Directive 2018/2001 of 11 December 2018) and the European Waste Directive (EU Directive 2018/851 of 30 May 2018). Masters in Bioenergy acquire concepts and tools necessary to intervene in the areas of biomass production, bioenergy and biomaterials including the valorization of waste and effluents through integrated strategies of Bioeconomics and Circular Economy.
The technical and scientific skills of a Master in Bioenergy are as follows:
- 1. Ability to propose sustainable projects to produce energy from biomass and waste, in order to contribute to the promotion of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy.
- 2. Ability to propose projects for the valorization of biomass resources, according to the concept of Biorefinery, in order to contribute to generate added value at local, regional and national levels;
- 3. Ability to design innovative projects for converting biomass, residues or effluents, for the production of Hydrogen, Methane, Synthesis gas, Biochars and Advanced Biofuels by Thermochemical or Biochemical Technologies;
- 4. Ability to assess and improve the economic viability and sustainability of processes for the conversion of renewable resources, by maximizing their energy efficiency and analysis of their life cycle.
- 5. Ability to intervene in the standardization and certification processes for new products and production systems for obtention of Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biomaterials.
The Masters in Bioenergy are able to work in production, quality control and safety processes in the areas of biomass, bioenergy, biofuels and biomaterials production, as well as in the area of waste and effluent recovery, in companies, administrative entities and entities without profit-making activities in the forestry, agricultural and agri-food, energy and waste management sectors.
They may also perform research and development tasks in entities of the public and private National Scientific System (Universities, Polytechnic Institutes, and Industry) as well as consultancy tasks in Bioenergy covering the topics mentioned above.
Master (2nd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Maria Margarida Boavida Pontes Gonçalves
Portuguese students: 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Compressed time (three days a week)
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
|Geographic Information Systems
Renewable Energies / Biofuels Production / Residues Valorisation / Biomass Technologies / Geographic Information Systems
|EA / PB / VR / TB / SIG
|Any Scientific Area
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA, which includes units offered in a 2nd cycle of FCT NOVA.
Conditions of admittance
The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.
The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.
All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).
All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.
For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.
The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.
|Mass and Energy Balances of Biomass Production
|Energy and Sustainable Development
|Nanomaterials and Energy
|Energy Production using Biomass
|Production and Use of Liquid Biofuels
|Hydrogen Production and Utilization
|Geographic Information Systems
|Advanced Topics on Energy and Bioenergy I
|Biomass and Wastes Valorisation
|Master Thesis on Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies
|Policy on Renewable Energy
|Forestry Biomass Production and Valorization