ENCH483-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Advanced Energy Processing Technologies and Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


The course aims to educate students on the basic and creative concepts of advanced energy technologies and its systems integration. By covering the different areas of emerging technologies from fossil fuel conversion, ultraclean fuel production and utilisation, solar photovoltaic conversion to hydrogen and energy storage, the course prepares students for these revolutionary technologies. Importantly, rather than focusing solely on ultimately renewable energy solutions, the course incorprates the complementary views of fossil but ultraclean fuel technologies, as well as their importance as intermediate energy solutions.

The following topics are taught in this course:
• Energy storage technologies including mechanical, electrochemical (batteries), and thermal energy storages; different types of vehicles with respect to energy sources; advanced materials for efficient energy storage/processing (6 L).
• Heat and power generation (3L).
• CO2 capture and reuse (2L).
• Hydrogen and syngas productions (10L):
o Biomass and organic solid waste resources in New Zealand;
o Gasification technology;
o Pyrolysis technology;
o Gas processing for hydrogen and syngas;
• Liquid fuel, biodiesel and bio-ethanol production processes (3L).
• Hydrogen from renewable electricity and hydrogen use for energy (2L).
• Sustainability assessment for energy systems and optimisation (5L).

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the students are expected to:
  • Understand the technologies and systems of energy storage.
  • Understand the difference among vehicles with different sources of energy
  • Understand issues and potential opportunities in energy sector.
  • Understand the technologies and systems for production of liquid fuels, syngas, hydrogen from various renewable resources.
  • Understand the technologies to mitigate the environmental issues in the energy sector with focus on CO2 capture.
  • Be able to assess the efficiency and the sustainability of energy systems.


Course Coordinator

Shusheng Pang


Heon Park


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1- Energy Storage, Advanced Materials 17% due Week 4 of Term 1
Assignment 2 - (Production of gaseous and liquid fuels from biomass) 20% due Week 3 of Term 2
Final Exam 63%

30 lectures plus 6 tutorials.

Students are expected to spend 3 hours per week reviewing lecture content and preparing for tutorials.

Textbooks / Resources

The materials to be taught will be selected from a number of references including recently published books and journal papers , and these references will be provided at the lectures.


All information about academic policies (e.g. special consideration, dishonest practice) can be found on the ENCH-Undergraduate LEARN page.

Relation to Other Courses
ENCH483 is an optional course for 4th year students. However, this course is a required course, along with ENGR404 provided in the 3rd year of studies, for energy minor in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH483 Occurrences

  • ENCH483-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022