P630: Green Fuels Depot: Demonstrating sustainable energy conversion on a local level

Author: Richard Jarman, College of DuPage, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: LMH 114

Related Symposium: S51

The Green Fuels Depot (GFD) is a collaborative project involving the College of DuPage, the City of Naperville, Argonne National Laboratory and Packer Engineering designed to establish a sustainable energy source based on the gasification of community-generated yard waste. Residential brush and leaf materials will be converted into a flexible system of energy sources, including electricity, hydrogen and ethanol to power municipal transportation. The GFD offers the prospect of a stand-alone sustainable energy source for urban and agricultural communities as well as remote locations that lack grid electricity. The role of the College of DuPage in this project is threefold: to develop training and educational materials for future GFD operators; mentor and train students in the operation of the equipment; perform basic research on the gasification process. A broader objective of this project is to incorporate material into chemistry curriculum to increase awareness of sustainability throughout the student population.

P390: Green Fuels Depot: Demonstrating sustainable energy conversion on a local level

Author: Richard Jarman, College of DuPage, USA

Co-Author:

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 6:00 PM7:15 PM

Room: KC

Related Symposium: S33

The Green Fuels Depot (GFD) is a collaborative project involving the College of DuPage, the City of Naperville, Argonne National Laboratory and Packer Engineering designed to establish a sustainable energy source based on the gasification of community-generated yard waste. Residential brush and leaf materials will be converted into a flexible system of energy sources, including electricity, hydrogen and ethanol to power municipal transportation. The GFD offers the prospect of a stand-alone sustainable energy source for urban and agricultural communities as well as remote locations that lack grid electricity. The role of the College of DuPage in this project is threefold: to develop training and educational materials for future GFD operators; mentor and train students in the operation of the equipment; perform basic research on the gasification process. A broader objective of this project is to incorporate material into chemistry curriculum to increase awareness of sustainability throughout the student population.