Resources and Management

Course Information
TitleΔιαχείριση Ενεργειακών Πόρων / Resources and Management
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600018388

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2018-until now)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Energy-EnvironmentElective Courses117

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
  • SPANISH (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of the current energy supply and demand situations. • Demonstrate knowledge of all energy and non-energy resources. • Demonstrate general knowledge of the legislative and regulatory approaches to a sustainable energy management. • Analyze and evaluate energy policies and natural resources. • Identify technological gaps and development opportunities. • Recommend and evaluate alternative energy solutions that are sustainable. • Demonstrate knowledge of the best strategies for optimizing their use for the production of energy and other economic goods along with the use of analytical tools.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will introduce students in a multidisciplinary approach of the energy and non-energy natural resources aiming to explore the best strategies for optimizing their use for the production of energy and other economic goods. The following analytical tools are used: • Evaluation of technologies • Economic analysis • Analysis of energy policies and natural resources • Energy analysis and • Multidisciplinary sustainability assessment • Multifactorial system optimization Part I: Energy resources • The energy transition to a carbon-free economy and development • Biomass, household use and the role of the sexes (sociology of energy) • Thermodynamics of modern power stations • Modern uses of hydrocarbons • Evolution of the modern energy economy • Economic analysis of energy systems • Life cycle analysis • Cost-benefit analysis • Energy efficiency: - Electrical devices - buildings and greater energy systems • Electricity network management • Gas, fracking, carbon storage • Renewable energy: - Solar power - Wind power, geothermal energy and hydroelectric power - Industrial bioenergy and competitive land use • Nuclear energy - technology, waste, risks and finance • Energy and environmental justice • International energy policy • Transport systems and policies • Climate change: - Energy and climate change - Energy policy Part II: Non-energy natural resources • Pollution control • Strategies to increase the efficiency of natural resources - Dematerialization of production - Substitution of raw materials - Recycling of raw materials - “Extraction of waste” • The problem of toxicity of recyclable raw materials • Natural resources as factors of production • “win-win” Economics • The role of governments and the public sector • Employment and productivity of natural resources • Information requirements for environmental policy analysis • Case studies for selected raw materials - Alumina, aluminum and gallium - Copper, cobalt, silver and male - Chrome - Zinc and cadmium - Sulfuric and sulfuric acid - Phosphorus, fluorine and gypsum - Nitrogen based chemicals - Silicon for electronic applications (eg for semiconductors) - Waste from wrappers - Worn tires - Ash / lignite ash • The concept of industrial ecosystem • Benefits of large scale applications • Benefits of system integration • Integrated industrial ecosystems • The example of Kalundborg in Denmark • Other industrial ecosystems - applications in Greek industry • Strategic opportunities and policy levers • Technological gaps and development opportunities
Energy resources; energy transition; environmental justice; industrial ecology; recycling
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • scientific articles
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Lectures with powerpoint presentations Digital training material Email communication with the Professors
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Student Assessment
Students will be examined in the course by delivering essays on modern energy and natural resource management topics
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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