An essential program for professionals in the Renewable Energies sector, which will allow you to acquire or expand the most innovative knowledge in this field"

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This program is designed as a compendium of the knowledge and updates currently demanded and required by engineering, project consultancy and operation companies in Renewable Energies. A preparatory need that, once acquired, will allow the professionals to open a niche in the market and improve their professional stability.

This update will also help the student to understand in depth the situation of the world energy market and its regulatory framework at the international level, as well as the different parties involved in the financing, management and operation of Renewable Energies projects. It will also help the engineer to recognize the different international renewable technologies in this field. 

In parallel, the student's managerial skills and abilities will be developed and enhanced. This will be the main basis for the engineering professional when working in the renewable energy sector in positions of high responsibility.

For all these reasons, this Professional Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies will provide with thorough knowledge of the global context, as well as the technical, managerial and economic aspects of the complete cycle of Renewable Energy projects. With this knowledge, the student will be highly competitive in the Renewable Energy industry.

This Professional Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies integrates the most complete and innovative educational program in the current market in terms of knowledge and latest available technologies, in addition to encompassing all the sectors or parties involved in this field. The program also includes exercises based on real cases of situations currently managed or previously faced by the teaching team.

Apply the latest advances in Renewable Energies in your daily practice and give your resume a boost in value"

This Professional Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include:

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Renewable Energies
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

With the quality of a teaching method created to combine efficiency and flexibility, giving the professional all the options to achieve their goals with comfort and effectiveness"

The program's teaching staff includes professionals from the sector who bring the experience of their work to this specialization, in addition to renowned specialists from reference societies and prestigious universities.

Its multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will allow the professional a situated and contextual learning, that is, a simulated environment that will provide an immersive refresher programmed for preparing in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the program. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts. 

An intensive review that includes the study of the legislation related to Renewable Energies and how its application determines the current development of new projects"

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Learn and analyze the latest techniques and developments implemented in this sector at international level, through a high-impact update"


The syllabus of the program is structured as a comprehensive tour through each and every one of the concepts required to understand and work in this field. Therefore, through an innovative educational approach based on the practical application of the contents, the engineer will learn and understand the operation of Renewable Energies, knowing how to design and implement projects in this sense, and provide high levels of safety and services to companies. This, in addition to adding value to your professional profile, will make you a much better prepared professional to work in a variety of environments.

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A comprehensive syllabus focused on acquiring knowledge and converting it into real skills, created to propel you to excellence" 

Module 1. Renewable Energies and Their Current Environment

1.1. Renewable Energies

1.1.1. Fundamental Principles
1.1.2. Conventional Energy Forms vs. Renewable Energy
1.1.3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energies

1.2. International Context of Renewable Energies

1.2.1. Basics of Climate Change and Energy Sustainability Renewable Energies vs. Non-Renewable Energies
1.2.2. Decarbonization of the World Economy. From the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement in 2015 and the 2019 Madrid Climate Summit
1.2.3. Renewable Energies in the Global Energy Context

1.3. Energy and International Sustainable Development

1.3.1. Carbon Markets
1.3.2. Clean Energy Certificates
1.3.3. Energy vs. Sustainability

1.4. General Regulatory Framework

1.4.1. International Energy Regulation and Directives
1.4.3. Auctions in the Renewable Electricity Sector

1.5. Electricity Markets

1.5.1. System Operation with Renewable Energies
1.5.2. Regulation of Renewable Energies
1.5.3. Participation of Renewable Energies in the Electricity Markets
1.5.4. Operators in the Electricity Market

1.6. Structure of the Electrical System

1.6.1. Generation of the Electrical System
1.6.2. Transmission of the Electrical System
1.6.3. Distribution and Operation of the Market
1.6.4. Marketing

1.7. Distributed Generation

1.7.1. Concentrated Generation vs. Distributed Generation
1.7.2. Self-Consumption
1.7.3. Generation Contracts

1.8. Emitters

1.8.1. Measuring Energy
1.8.2. Greenhouse Gases in Power Generation and Use
1.8.3. Emission Assessment by Type of Energy Generation

1.9. Energy Storage

1.9.1. Types of Cells
1.9.2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Cells
1.9.3. Other Energy Storage Technologies

1.10. Main Technologies

1.10.1. Energies of the Future
1.10.2. New Uses
1.10.3. Future Energy Contexts and Models

Module 2. Hydraulic Energy Systems

2.1. Water, a Natural Resource. Hydraulic Energy

2.1.1. Water in Earth. Water Flows and Uses
2.1.2. The Cycle of Water
2.1.3. First Uses of Hydraulic Energy

2.2. From Hydraulic to Hydroelectric Energy

2.2.1. Origin of Hydroelectric Development
2.2.2. The Hydroelectric Plant
2.2.3. Current Uses

2.3. Types of Hydroelectric Power Plants by Power Output

2.3.1. Major Hydraulic Plant
2.3.2. Mini and Micro Hydraulic Plant
2.3.3. Constraints and Future Prospects

2.4. Types of Hydroelectric Power Plants by Layout

2.4.1. Plant at the Foot of a Dam
2.4.2. Flowing Plant
2.4.3. Conduction Plant
2.4.4. Hydroelectric Pump Plant

2.5. Hydraulic Elements of a Plant

2.5.1. Catchment and Intake Works
2.5.2. Forced Conduit Connection
2.5.3. Discharge Conduit

2.6. Electromechanical Elements of a Plant

2.6.1. Turbine, Generator, Transformer and Power Line
2.6.2. Regulation, Control and Protection
2.6.3. Automation and Remote Control

2.7. The Key Element: the Hydraulic Turbine

2.7.1.  Operation
2.7.2. Typology
2.7.3. Selection Criteria

2.8. Calculation of Use and Dimensioning

2.8.1. Available Power: Flow Rate and Head
2.8.2. Electrical Power
2.8.3. Performance. Production

2.9. Administrative and Environmental Aspects

2.9.1. Benefits and Drawbacks
2.9.2. Administrative Procedures. Grants
2.9.3. Environmental Impact

2.10. Design and Project of a Mini-Hydroelectric Plant

2.10.1. Design of a Mini-Plant
2.10.2. Cost Analysis
2.10.3. Economic Viability Analysis

Module 3. Biomass and Biofuel Energy Systems

3.1. Biomass as an Energy Resource of Renewable Origin

3.1.1. Fundamental Principles
3.1.2. Origins, Typologies and Current Uses
3.1.3. Main Physicochemical Parameters
3.1.4. Products Obtained
3.1.5. Quality Standards for Solid Biofuels
3.1.6. Advantages and Disadvantages of the Use of Biomass in Buildings

3.2. Physical Conversion Processes. Pre-Treatments

3.2.1. Justification
3.2.2. Types of Processes
3.2.3. Cost and Profitability Analysis

3.3. Main Chemical Conversion Processes of Residual Biomass. Products and Uses

3.3.1. Thermochemicals
3.3.2. Biochemicals
3.3.3. Other Processes
3.3.4. Analysis of Investment Profitability

3.4. Gasification Technology: Technical and Economic Aspects. Advantages and Disadvantages

3.4.1. Scope of Application
3.4.2. Biomass Requirements
3.4.3. Types of Gasifiers
3.4.4. Properties of Syngas
3.4.5. Usses of Syngas
3.4.6. Existing Technologies at Commercial Level
3.4.7. Profitability Analysis
3.4.8. Advantages and Disadvantages

3.5. Pyrolysis. Products Obtained and Costs. Advantages and Disadvantages

3.5.1. Scope of Application
3.5.2. Biomass Requirements
3.5.3. Types of Paralysis
3.5.4. Resulting Products
3.5.5. Cost Analysis (CAPEX and OPEX). Economic Profitability
3.5.6. Advantages and Disadvantages

3.6. Biomethanization

3.6.1. Scope of Application
3.6.2. Biomass Requirements
3.6.3. Main Technologies. Codigestion
3.6.4. Products Obtained
3.6.5. Uses of Biogas
3.6.6. Cost Analysis. Study of Investment Profitability

3.7. Design and Evolution of Biomass Energy Systems

3.7.1. Sizing of a Biomass Combustion Plant for Electric Power Generation
3.7.2. Biomass Installation in a Public Building. Sizing and Calculating the Storage System. Determining Payback in Case of Substitution by Fossil Fuels (Natural Gas and Diesel C)
3.7.3. Calculation an Industrial Biogas Production System
3.7.4. Assessment of Biogas Production at a MSW Landfill Site

3.8. Designing Business Models Based on the Technologies Studied

3.8.1. Gasification in Self-Consumption Mode Applied to the Agri-Food Industry
3.8.2. Biomass Combustion Using the ESE Model Applied to the Industrial Sector
3.8.3. Obtaining Biochar From By-Products of the Olive Oil Sector
3.8.4. Production of Green H2 From Biomass
3.8.5. Obtaining Biogas From By-Products of the Olive Oil Industry

3.9. Analyzing the Profitability of a Biomass Project. Applicable Legislation, Incentives and Financing

3.9.1. Structure of an Investment Project: CAPEX, OPEX, Income/Savings, TIR, VAN and Payback
3.9.2. Aspects to be Taken Into Account: Electrical Infrastructure, Access, Space Availability, etc
3.9.3. Applicable Legislation
3.9.4. Administrative Procedures. Planning
3.9.5. Incentives and Financing

3.10. Conclusions. Environmental, Social and Energy Aspects Associated with Biomass

3.10.1. Bioeconomy and Circular Economy
3.10.2. Sustainability. CO2 Emissions Avoided. C Sinks
3.10.3. Alignment With UN SDGs and Green Pact Goals
3.10.4. Employment Generated by Bioenergy. Value Chain
3.10.5. Contribution of Bioenergy to the Energy Mix
3.10.6. Productive Diversification and Rural Development

Module 4. Solar Thermal Energy Systems

4.1. Solar Radiation and Solar Thermal Systems

4.1.1. Fundamental Principles of Solar Radiation
4.1.2. Radiation Components
4.1.3. Market Evolution in Solar Thermal Systems

4.2. Static Solar Collectors: Description and Efficiency Measurement

4.2.1. Classification and Components of the Collector
4.2.2. Losses and Energy Conversion
4.2.3. Characteristic Values and Collector Efficiency

4.3. Applications of Low Temperature Solar Collectors

4.3.1. Technology Development
4.3.2. Types of Solar Heating and DHW Systems
4.3.3. Sizing Installations

4.4. DHW or Air Conditioning Systems

4.4.1. Main Elements of the Facilities
4.4.2. Assembly and Maintenance
4.4.3. Calculation Methods and Control of Facilities

4.5. Medium Temperature Solar Thermal Systems

4.5.1. Types of Concentrators
4.5.2. The Parabolic Trough Collector
4.5.3. Solar Tracking System

4.6. Design of a Solar System with Parabolic Trough Collectors

4.6.1. The Solar Field. Main Components of the Parabolic Trough Collector
4.6.2. Solar Field Sizing
4.6.3. The HTF System

4.7. Operation and Maintenance of Solar Systems with Parabolic Trough Collectors

4.7.1. Power Generation Process Through the CCP
4.7.2. Solar Field Maintenance and Cleaning
4.7.3. Preventive and Corrective Maintenance

4.8.  High-Temperature Solar Thermal Systems. Tower Plants

4.8.1. Designing a Tower Plant
4.8.2. Heliostat Field Sizing
4.8.3. Molten Salt System

4.9. Thermoelectric Generation

4.9.1. The Rankine Cycle
4.9.2. Theoretical Foundations of Turbine-Generators
4.9.3. Characterizing a Solar Thermal Power Plant

4.10. Other High-Concentration Systems: Parabolic Dishes and Solar Ovens

4.10.1. Types of Concentrators
4.10.2. Tracking Systems and Main Elements
4.10.3. Applications and Differences Compared to Other Technologies

Module 5. Wind Energy Systems

5.1. The Wind as a Natural Resource

5.1.1. Wind Behavior and Classification
5.1.2. The Wind Resource in our Planet
5.1.3. Wind Resource Measurements
5.1.4. Wind Energy Prediction

5.2. Wind Energy

5.2.1. Wind Energy Evolution
5.2.2. Temporal and Spatial Variability of the Wind Resource
5.2.3. Wind Energy Applications

5.3. The Wind Turbine

5.3.1. Types of Wind Turbines
5.3.2. Parts of a Wind Turbine
5.3.3. Functioning of a Wind Turbine

5.4. Wind Generator

5.4.1. Asynchronous Generators: Wound Rotor
5.4.2. Asynchronous Generators: Squirrel Cage
5.4.3. Synchronous Generators: Independent Excitation
5.4.4. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators

5.5. Site Selection

5.5.1. Basic Criteria
5.5.2. Specific Aspects
5.5.3. Onshore and Offshore wind energy facilities

5.6. Operation of a Wind Farm

5.6.1. Operating Model
5.6.2. Control Operations
5.6.3. Remote Operation

5.7. Wind Park Maintenance

5.7.1. Types of Maintenance: Corrective, Preventive and Predictive
5.7.2. Main Failures
5.7.3. Machine Improvement and Resource Organization
5.7.4. Maintenance Costs (OPEX)

5.8. Wind Energy Impact and Environmental Maintenance

5.8.1. Impact on Flora and Erosion
5.8.2. Impact on Avifauna
5.8.3. Visual and Sound Impact
5.8.4. Environmental Maintenance

5.9. Data and Performance Analysis

5.9.1. Energy Production and Revenue
5.9.2. Key Performance Indicators, KPIs
5.9.3. Wind Park Performance

5.10. Wind Park Design

5.10.1. Design Considerations
5.10.2. Wind Turbine Arrangement
5.10.3. Effect of the Trails on the Distance Between Wind Turbines
5.10.4. Medium and High Voltage Equipment
5.10.5. Installation Costs (CAPEX)

Module 6. Grid-Connected and Off-Grid Solar PV Systems

6.1. Photovoltaic Solar Energy. Equipment and Environment

6.1.1. Fundamental Principles of Photovoltaic Solar Energy
6.1.2. Situation in the Global Energy Sector
6.1.3. Main Components of Solar Facilities

6.2. Photovoltaic Generators. Operating Principles and Characterization

6.2.1. Solar Cell Operation
6.2.2. Design Rules. Characterizing the Module: Parameters
6.2.3. The I-V Curve
6.2.4. Module Technologies in Today’s Market

6.3. Grouping Photovoltaic Modules

6.3.1. Photovoltaic Generator Design: Orientation and Inclination
6.3.2. Photovoltaic Generator Installation Structures
6.3.3. Solar Tracking Systems. Communication Environment

6.4. Energy Conversion. The Investor

6.4.1. Types of Investors
6.4.2. Characterization
6.4.3. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) and PV Inverter Performance Monitoring Systems

6.5. Transformer Station

6.5.1. Functioning and Parts of a Transformer Station
6.5.2. Sizing and Design Issues
6.5.3. The Market and Choosing Equipment

6.6. Other Systems of a Solar PV Plant

6.6.1. Supervision and Control
6.6.2. Security and Surveillance
6.6.3. Substation and HV

6.7. Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

6.7.1. Design of Large-Scale Solar Parks. Prior Studies
6.7.2. Self-Consumption
6.7.3. Simulation Tools

6.8. Isolated Photovoltaic Systems

6.8.1. Elements of an Isolated Facility Regulators and Solar Batteries
6.8.2. Uses: Pumping, Lighting, etc
6.8.3. Solar Democratization

6.9. Operation and Maintenance of Photovoltaic Installations

6.9.1. Maintenance Plans
6.9.2. Personnel and Equipment
6.9.3. Maintenance Management Software

6.10. New Lines of Improvement in Photovoltaic Parks

6.10.1. Distributed Generation
6.10.2. New Technologies and Trends
6.10.3. Automation

Module 7. Other Emerging Renewable Energies and Hydrogen as an Energy Vector

7.1. Current Situation and Outlook

7.1.1. Applicable Legislation
7.1.2. Current Situation and Future Models
7.1.3. Incentives and Financing R&D&I

7.2. Energies of Marine Origin I: Tidal Energy

7.2.1. Tidal Energy Origin and Potential
7.2.2. Technologies for Harnessing Tidal Energy
7.2.3. Costs and Environmental Impact of Tidal Energy

7.3. Energies of Marine Origin II: Wave Power

7.3.1. Wave Energy Origin and Potential
7.3.2. Technologies for Harnessing Wave Energy
7.3.3. Costs and Environmental Impact of Wave Energy

7.4. Energies of Marine Origin III: Tidal Energy

7.4.1. Origin and Potential of Tidal Energy
7.4.2. Technologies for Harnessing Maremothermal Energy
7.4.3. Costs and Environmental Impact of Maremothermal Energy

7.5. Geothermal Energy

7.5.1. Potential of Geothermal Energy
7.5.2. Technologies for Harnessing Geothermal Energy
7.5.3. Costs and Environmental Impact of Tidal Energy

7.6. Applications of the Studied Technologies

7.6.1. Applications
7.6.2. Cost and Profitability Analysis
7.6.3. Productive Diversification and Rural Development
7.6.4. Advantages and Disadvantages

7.7. Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier

7.7.1. Adsorption Process
7.7.2. Heterogeneous Catalysis
7.7.3. Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier

7.8. Generation and Integration of Hydrogen in Renewable Energy Systems. “Green Hydrogen”

7.8.1. Hydrogen Production
7.8.2. Hydrogen Storage and Distribution
7.8.3. Use and Applications of Hydrogen

7.9. Fuel Cells and Electric Vehicles

7.9.1. Fuel Cell Operation
7.9.2. Types of Fuel Cells
7.9.3. Applications: Portable, Stationary or Transport Applications
7.9.4. Electric Vehicles, Drones, Submarines, etc

7.10. Safety and ATEX Regulations

7.10.1. Current Legislation
7.10.2. Ignition Sources
7.10.3. Risk Assessment
7.10.4. Classificaion of ATEX Zones
7.10.5. Work Equipment and Tools to be Used in ATEX Zones

Module 8. Hybrid Systems and Storage

8.1. Electric Storage Technologies

8.1.1. The Importance of Energy Storage in the Energy Transition
8.1.2. Energy Storage Methods
8.1.3. Main Storage Technologies

8.2. Industry Vision of Electrical Storage

8.2.1. Automobiles and Mobility
8.2.2. Stationary Applications
8.2.3. Other Applications

8.3. Elements of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

8.3.1. Batteries
8.3.2. Adaptation
8.3.3. Control

8.4. Integration and Applications of BESS in Power Grids

8.4.1. Storage System Integration
8.4.2. Applications in Networked Systems
8.4.3. Applications in Off-Grid and Microgrid Systems

8.5. Business Models

8.5.1. Stakeholders and Business Structures
8.5.2. Viability of Projects with BESS
8.5.3. Risk Management

8.6. Business Models

8.6.1. Project Construction
8.6.2. Performance Assessment Criteria
8.6.3. Operation and Maintenance

8.7. Lithium-Ion Batteries

8.7.1. The Evolution of Batteries
8.7.2. Main Components
8.7.3. Technical and Safety Considerations

8.8. Hybrid PV Systems with Storage

8.8.1. Design Considerations
8.8.2. PV + BESS Services
8.8.3. Studied Typologies

8.9. Hybrid Wind Systems With Storage

8.9.1. Design Considerations
8.9.2. Wind + BESS Services
8.9.3. Studied Typologies

8.10. The Future of Storage Systems

8.10.1. Technological Trends
8.10.2. Economic Outlooks
8.10.3. Storage Systems in BESS

Module 9. Development, Financing and Feasibility of Renewable Energy Projects

9.1. Identifying Stakeholders

9.1.2. Developers, Engineering and Consulting Companies
9.1.3. Investment Funds, Banks and Other Stakeholders

9.2. Development of Renewable Energy Projects

9.2.1. Main Stages of Development
9.2.2. Main Technical Documentation
9.2.3. Sales Process. RTB

9.3. Renewable Energy Project Assessment

9.3.1. Technical Feasibility
9.3.2. Commercial Feasibility
9.3.3. Environmental and Social Feasibility
9.3.4. Legal Feasibility and Associated Risks

9.4. Financial Bases

9.4.1. Financial Knowledge
9.4.2. Analysis of Financial Statements
9.4.3. Financial Modeling

9.5. Economic Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects and Companies

9.5.1. Fundamentals of Valuation
9.5.2. Valuation Methods
9.5.3. Calculating Project Profitability and Fundability

9.6. Financing of Renewable Energies

9.6.1. Characteristics of Project Finance
9.6.2. Structuring the Financing
9.6.3. Risks in Financing

9.7. Renewable Asset Management: Asset Management

9.7.1. Technical Supervision
9.7.2. Financial Supervision
9.7.3. Claims, Permit Monitoring and Contract Management

9.8. Insurance in Renewable Energy Projects. Construction Phase

9.8.1.  Developer and Builder. Specialized Insurance
9.8.2. Construction Insurance-CAR
9.8.3. Professional Insurance
9.8.4. Advance Loss of Profit Clause(ALOP) ALOP

9.9. Insurance in Renewable Energy Projects. Operation and Exploitation Phase

9.9.1. Property Insurance. Multirisk-OAR
9.9.2. O&M Contractor's CR or Professional Insurance
9.9.3. Suitable Coverage. Consequential and Environmental Losses

9.10. Valuation and Appraisal of Damages in Renewable Energy Assets

9.10.1. Industrial Valuation and Appraisal Services: Renewable Energy Installations
9.10.2. Intervention and Policy
9.10.3. Property Damages and Consequential Losses
9.10.4. Types of Claims: Photovoltaic, Thermal, Hydroelectric and Wind Power

Module 10. Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 Applied to Renewable Energy Systems

10.1. Current Situation and Outlook

10.1.1. Current Status of Technologies
10.1.2. Trend and Evolution
10.1.3. Challenges and Future Opportunities

10.2.  Digital Transformation Applied to Renewable Energy Systems

10.2.1. The Era of Digital Transformation
10.2.2. The Digitization of Industry
10.2.3. 5G Technology

10.3. Automation and Connectivity: Industry 4.0

10.3.1. Automated Systems
10.3.2. Connectivity
10.3.3. The Importance of the Human Factor Key Factor

10.4. Lean Management 4.0

10.4.1. Lean Management 4.0
10.4.2. Benefits of Lean Management in Industry
10.4.3. Lean Tools in the Management of Renewable Energy Installations

10.5. Mass Catchment Systems. IoT

10.5.1. Sensors and Actuators
10.5.2. Continuous Data Monitoring
10.5.3. Big Data
10.5.4. SCADA Systems

10.6. IoT Project Applied to Renewable Energies

10.6.1. Structure of the Monitoring System
10.6.2. IoT System Architecture
10.6.3. Cases Applied to IoT

10.7. Big Data and Renewable Energies

10.7.1. The Principles of Big Data
10.7.2. Big Data Tools
10.7.3. Usability in the Energy and REE Sector

10.8. Proactive or Predictive Maintenance

10.8.1. Predictive Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis
10.8.2. Instrumentation: Vibrations, Thermography, Damage Analysis and Diagnosis Techniques
10.8.3. Predictive Models

10.9. Drones and Automated Vehicles

10.9.1. Main Characteristics
10.9.2. Uses of Drones
10.9.3. Uses of Autonomous Vehicles

10.10. New Forms of Energy Commercialization. Blockchain y Smart Contracts

10.10.1. Information Systems Using Blockchain
10.10.2. Tokens and Smart Contracts
10.10.3. Present and Future Applications for the Electrical Sector
10.10.4. Available Platforms and Blockchain-Based Application Cases

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