Ethanology: Brew the Fuel of the Future

General description

You think you know everything about beer? But did you know you can also use alcohol to power cars, laptops, phones or bunnies?

During this course you can learn what alcohol has to do with technology - or better said ethanology - and how it can solve the energy crisis. See how ethanol is produced, how fuel cells work and where they can be used to solve the problems of the future.

But this course is not only about theory: in the practical part you learn how to brew YOUR OWN BEER! What location could be better for this course than the (unofficial) German beer capital Erlangen: about 300 breweries can be found in the surrounding area and during our parties you will have plenty of chances to find your favorite one. We will also visit the world famous "Christkindlesmarkt" (Christmas market) in our neighbor town Nuremberg. And of course you don't want to miss our city rally and the pub crawling!

Academic information

Content and topics:
- use of ethanol as a power source - beer brewing
Learning goals and objectives:
- how to use ethanol as a power source - brewing your own beer
Examination type:
written exam
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
You must: - be able withstand large amounts of beer (if beer is not your favorite drink, be ready to be convinced of the opposite) - like to have fun - be the craziest one in town (we need proof!) - being a girl brings you extra points ;-)

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

we provide all meals
public transport