BIO-ENERGY ONLNE TRAINING SYLABUS Bio-energy, past and present; biomass as fuel, solar energy, conversion efficiencies, yield, sources of bio-energy: energy crops and wastes, crop wastes, animal wastes, municipal solid wastes, MSW land fill gas; combustion of solid biomass, production of gaseous fuel from biomass, anaerobic digesters for MSW, methane production, gasification, production of liquid fuel from biomass, pyrolysis, synthesizing liquid fuel, fermentation to ethanol, vegetable oil to bio-diesel, environmental benefits and impacts, electricity from biomass, combined heat and power.