ENCH483-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Advanced Energy Processing Technologies and Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course will introduce processing technologies and systems for production of hydrogen, syngas, liquid fuel as well as heat and power from various energy resources with focus on renewable resources (such as biomass). Energy related environmental issues and analysis, CO2 capture technologies and energy system optimization will be covered. Energy storage including mechanical, electrochemical (batteries) and thermal energy storages, as well as advanced materials for efficient energy storage/processing will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the students are expected to:
1. Describe and assess a range of technologies and systems of energy storage.
2. Recognize the urgent need for fossil fuel replacement and evaluate the advantages and challenges of application of gaseous and liquid biofuels.
3. Assess technologies and systems for production of gaseous fuels (e.g. syngas, hydrogen) from various renewable resources.
4. Apply a range of technologies to mitigate the environmental issues in the energy sector with focus on CO2 capture.
5. Apply a range of techno-economic and environmental assessments for production of liquid biofuels using New Zealand biomass resources.



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
29 Apr - 5 May
Presentation B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
29 Apr - 5 May

Timetable Note

30 lectures plus 6 tutorials.
Students are expected to spend 3 hours per week reviewing lecture content and preparing for tutorials.

Course Coordinator

Shusheng Pang


Matt James Watson


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 60%
Assignment 1- Energy Storage, Advanced Materials 25 Mar 2024 20% 1 (case study on biomass processing for gaseous fuels)
Assignment 2 - (Production of gaseous and liquid fuels from biomass) 27 Apr 2024 20% )Oxygen as a co-product of electrolysis and its uses)

Course links

Library portal


ENGR404 or other 400 level renewable energy course

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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

  • ENCH483-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024