Programs and Capabilities

Department of Energy sponsored Industrial Assessment Center
  • 30-year continuous funding.
  • Savings to Ohio manufacturers of over $500M during the past 15 years.
  • Research supports companies such as Ford Motor Company, Cargill, Delphi, Corning, Johns Manville, Scotts, as well as the California State. University System and many of the nation’s largest companies.
Environmental Engineering Capabilities
  • Automated laboratory for evaluating emissions from waste-to-energy technologies.
  • Thermal decomposition/gasification studies of new biomass materials.
  • Life cycle analysis of greenhouse gases produced from new technologies for production of transportation fuels.
  • Analytical support for environmental impact studies of substitution of renewable synthetic fuels for petroleum-based fuels.
  • Analytical support for studies of coal/biomass to liquid technologies for production of synthetic transportation fuels.
Sustainable Environmental Technologies Research Group
  • COsequestration technologies — algae, cryo cell, etc.
  • Development of carbon neutral fuels;  research in biomass fermentation and catalytic pyrolysis of biomass feedstock.
  • Evaluation of carbon footprint of facilities and development of strategies for reduction of carbon footprint (land management, process changes, increase in energy efficiency, etc.)
  • Evaluation and development of alternate non-hydrocarbon fuel-based energy generation technologies waste to energy technologies — plastic waste to fuel, municipal waste to electricity/steam generation.
  • Life cycle analysis of environmental and economic impacts of energy production.
Carbon Sequestration and Bio Fuel Laboratory
  • Two 2500 liter photo bioreactors that are being used to investigate the use of microalgae for sequestering CO2.
  • Clean room for storage and transfer of algal cultures, measurement of algal growth, and CO2 fixation rates.
Emissions Research Laboratory
  • Internationally recognized capability for evaluating the environmental impact of converting wastes to energy.
  • Nation’s only fully automated laboratory-scale apparatus with waste feed system, steady-state fuel injection and state-of-the-art continuous emissions analysis capabilities.
  • Multiple EPA STAR awards for developing unique research tools.
Collaborations
  • Sustainable Energy Ireland.
  • AlgaeLink, Netherlands.
  • Algae growth and harvesting:  University of Seville, University of Almeria and University of Alicante, Spain.
  • Thermochemical treatment of algae to generate oil:  Seambiotics Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • GIS based carbon foot printing: University of Oslo and European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Waste to fuel:  EnvoSmart Technologies, Netherlands; Ozmotech Technologies, Australia; ALPHAKAT, Germany.
  • Climate change and economics:  Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact Research.

Contact

Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics

Kettering Laboratories 361 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2835

937-229-2852 

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