Design & Construction of Small-Scale Biofuel Systems

Design & Construction of Small-Scale Biofuel Systems

Event Date(s): 
09/21/13 to 09/22/13
Organized/Hosted by: 
Appalachian Energy Center


Appalachian State University
North Carolina
United States

For More Information:

(828) 262-8913

The first session will go over the basics of Biogas (anaerobic digestion), explain the basic concepts, characteristics and biology/chemistry of the anaerobic digestion process. Actual examples of anaerobic digestion in various forms will be presented detailing feedstocks and by-product end uses. A basic outline for designing a system will be detailed with working examples, and a hands-on experience with our most recently designed low-cost modular system with a construction demonstration and manual. Lastly, each participant will be given a spreadsheet they can use to design their own biogas digester.

On Sunday, we will travel to the Catawba County EcoComplex, an eco-industrial park based on waste management and clean energy development. We will analyze the landfill gas to energy system on-site and ASU’s integrated biodiesel research facility and crop processing facility. We will focus on closed-loop system design and address the potential of small-scale biofuel developments on decentralized energy production.

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
Jim Houser and Jeremy Ferrell
Course Instructor Credentials:

-Course instructor credentials not provided-

Training Provider Credentials: 
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward:

-Course hours accreditation not provided-


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