Economics of local and global wood biomass production for energy
Blas MOLA-YUDEGO (guest lecturer)
Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University
The course is a jointly organised by all CBU-FOR partner universities with St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University being the host university and the University of Easter Finland as the coordinating university of CBU-FOR. Bringing together CBU FOR students from Russia and Finland this course is an essential part of the studies included in the CBU FOR Master’s Degree Programme.
Adj Prof Blas Mola-Yudego is visiting lecturer from the UEF, on the field of economics of bioenergy production. UEF and St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University are responsible for the course content and for the practical arrangements so that together they ensure that the course is arranged according to the course description in the CBU FOR Study Guide and according to the agreed overall budget. However, St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University being the host university is responsible for arranging the accommodation and studying facilities for the students. St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University also registers the students at their university, provides course grading and/or certificates to the students.
In addition, the practical arrangements as well as the excursions and group work presentations will be organised by the responsible persons in St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University in co-operation with the teachers from UEF. The general responsible organisers of the programme are Professor Svetlana Tereshchenko (CBU FOR coordinator at St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University) and Prof. Jyrki Kangas (CBU FOR Coordinator at UEF).
This course is partly funded by FIRST+ teacher exchange.
Special topics to be covered in lectures and discussions include: methods to estimate supply and demand of wood for energy, effects of local and global bioenergy policies, assessment of bionenergy markets, among others. This course will also include two excursions related to the themes of the course, which support the learning in addition to the classroom lectures, group work and group discussions.