Programs in Alternative Vehicular Transportation Systems at MTU. David R. Shonnard Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931 Presentation to US-Brazil Teleconference June 18, 2007. How is Michigan Tech Addressing the Sustainability Challenge?.
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David R. Shonnard
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931
Presentation to US-Brazil Teleconference
June 18, 2007
MISSION Create and disseminate new principles, processes, and products that support / promote sustainable development
Sustainable Futures Institute
MTU Administration Challenge?
SFI External Advisory Board
SFI Partners & Graduate Scholars
College of Engineering
Civ & Env Matl Sci. BioMed
Geo & Min Electrical Engr Fund
College of Sciences & Arts
Social Sci. Computer Sci.
Biology Chemistry Physics
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
School of Business & Econ.
Center for Sci
& Env Outreach
NSF Major Research Infrastructure
SFI AFFILIATED CENTERS / INITIATIVES
Forest policy and management
Pilot plant operations
Michigan Tech’s Expertise
Engine tests w/emissions
Hybrid vehicle design
Logistics and facilities
Life-cycle, environmental, and policy assessments
NSF MUSES: Challenge?Renewable Energy from Forest Resources: An Investigation into the Viability of Large-Scale Production of Sustainable Transportation Fuels from Lignicellulosic Biomass
School of Forestry (3), Chemical Engineering (1), Mechanical Engineering (1), Environmental Engineering (1), Social Science (2)
$1.7 million, 2005-2010
Photo: Glacial Lakes Energy
Woody Biomass Resource Research
Vehicle Systems Research
Potential Bio Impact Challenge?
(Millions of Barrels)
Bio+ICE OptW2W Cellulosic Ethanol Research Impacts:Displacement of US Petroleum Consumption
Biobased Fuel with
Bioprocess + ICE Optimization
Engines &Vehicles Optimization
Midwestern land cover (USFS North Central Research Station image)