This advanced process course pulls together the various concepts involved including distillation and evaporation as they are used in a typical biofuels processing plant. Biofuels Process Fundamentals explores principles of life science related to the production of biofuels from diverse sugar, starch, and cellulose feedstocks such as bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, and algae. Topics include photosynthesis, feedback cascade PID, CIP (Clean in Place), start-up, shut-down and feed-forward. Process troubleshooting concepts will be taught and practiced by students to emulate real-world failures and how to deal with those. Microbial metabolic pathways in fermentation are also presented.