Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 5 hours study time

  • Environment and agriculture

  • Free

  • Level 1

About this course

This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared with fossil fuels. The types of biofuel are explored. Finally, the issue of whether biofuels are the complete answer to our future energy needs is considered.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, language, concepts and principles relating to plants, in particular the composition and properties of plants and the different ways in which plant products have been utilised by humans.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the contribution that science can make to informed debate on issues arising from the use of plants and the threats posed to plants and their habitats.
  3. Make sense of information presented in different ways, including textual, numerical, graphical, multimedia and web-based material.