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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 Briefing

  • 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 Briefing

  • Starch and sugars

  • Oilseeds and animal fats

  • Biomass

    • Lignocellulosic

      • Grasses

      • Woody species

      • Crop residues

      • Solid wastes


Sdsu feedstock research
SDSU Feedstock Research Briefing

  • Switchgrass, big bluestem and other grasses

  • Crop residues

  • CRP

  • Agronomic management

  • Partnerships:

    • GPISD – Powering the Plains

    • USDA-ARS

    • DOE


Biomass conversion
Biomass Conversion Briefing

  • Fermentation

    • Ethanol

    • Anaerobic Digesters - Biogas

  • Pyrolytic

    • Gasification - Syngas

    • Hydrothermal Liquification - Bio-oil

  • Combustion

    • Co-firing



Gasification
Gasification Briefing


Pyrolysis process
Pyrolysis Process Briefing

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 Briefing

  • Fermentation:

    • Selection and evaluation of microorganisms

    • Pretreatments

  • Hydrothermal liquification

    • UND-EERC

  • Gasification

    • Iowa State University

    • Syn-gas fermentation for PHA


Iowa state university fluidized bed reactor
Iowa State University BriefingFluidized Bed Reactor


Co products
Co-products Briefing

  • Distillers grains

    • Dry

    • Solubles

    • Wet

  • Glycerol

  • Manure solids

  • Lignin


Sdsu co product research
SDSU Co-product Research Briefing

  • 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 Briefing

  • Wind

  • Photo-voltaic cells

  • Nanotechnology

  • Distributed generation systems

  • New PhD in Electrical Engineering

  • Aviation Ethanol


National activities
National Activities Briefing

  • Sun Grant Initiative

  • DOE

    • Monograph

    • Fellowships with DOE National Laboratories

    • Land grant academic programs

  • US DOT

    • Forthcoming national award of $42 million


Future
Future Briefing

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 Briefing

    Kevin D. Kephart

    Vice President for Research

    Dean, Graduate School

    South Dakota State University

    605-688-4181

    [email protected]


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