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South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority: Legislative Briefing January 18, 2006. Kevin D. Kephart Vice President for Research Dean, Graduate School South Dakota State University. SDSU Research. History Dr. Paul Murtaugh – 1970’s Broad evaluation of feedstocks Distillation

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south dakota energy infrastructure authority legislative briefing january 18 2006

South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority: Legislative BriefingJanuary 18, 2006

Kevin D. Kephart

Vice President for Research

Dean, Graduate School

South Dakota State University

sdsu research
SDSU Research
  • History
    • Dr. Paul Murtaugh – 1970’s
    • Broad evaluation of feedstocks
    • Distillation
    • Demonstrations on Washington DC National Mall
  • Feedstocks
  • Conversion
  • Co-products
  • Electrical Engineering
  • National Leadership
agricultural feedstocks
Agricultural Feedstocks
  • Starch and sugars
  • Oilseeds and animal fats
  • Biomass
    • Lignocellulosic
      • Grasses
      • Woody species
      • Crop residues
      • Solid wastes
sdsu feedstock research
SDSU Feedstock Research
  • Switchgrass, big bluestem and other grasses
  • Crop residues
  • CRP
  • Agronomic management
  • Partnerships:
    • GPISD – Powering the Plains
    • USDA-ARS
    • DOE
biomass conversion
Biomass Conversion
  • Fermentation
    • Ethanol
    • Anaerobic Digesters - Biogas
  • Pyrolytic
    • Gasification - Syngas
    • Hydrothermal Liquification - Bio-oil
  • Combustion
    • Co-firing
pyrolysis process
Pyrolysis Process

Recycled non-condensable gases

Quencher

Wood Chip Feed

Wood Chip Drying

Wood Grinding

Char collector

Pyrolysis Reactor

Bio-Oil Storage Unit

Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

sdsu conversion research
SDSU Conversion Research
  • Fermentation:
    • Selection and evaluation of microorganisms
    • Pretreatments
  • Hydrothermal liquification
    • UND-EERC
  • Gasification
    • Iowa State University
    • Syn-gas fermentation for PHA
co products
Co-products
  • Distillers grains
    • Dry
    • Solubles
    • Wet
  • Glycerol
  • Manure solids
  • Lignin
sdsu co product research
SDSU Co-product Research
  • Animal nutrition - DDGS feeding
    • Beef, dairy, swine
  • Wet DDGS storage
  • DDGS cubes
  • Glycerol feeding to dairy
  • Secondary fermentation of stillage
  • Partnership to industry
    • SD Corn Utilization Council
    • SD Soybean Research and Promotion Council
    • Broin
    • VeraSun
sdsu electrical engineering
SDSU Electrical Engineering
  • Wind
  • Photo-voltaic cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Distributed generation systems
  • New PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • Aviation Ethanol
national activities
National Activities
  • Sun Grant Initiative
  • DOE
    • Monograph
    • Fellowships with DOE National Laboratories
    • Land grant academic programs
  • US DOT
    • Forthcoming national award of $42 million
future
Future

Conversion

    • Beyond ethanol
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Pyrolysis
  • Feedstock
    • Sustainability
    • Transportation and delivery
  • Distributed energy
    • Engineering
    • Policy and economics
  • Strong linkage to industry
thank you
Thank You

Kevin D. Kephart

Vice President for Research

Dean, Graduate School

South Dakota State University

605-688-4181

[email protected]

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