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1 1 South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority: Legislative Briefing January 18, 2006 Kevin D. Kephart Vice President for Research Dean, Graduate School South Dakota State University

2 2 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

3 3 Agricultural Feedstocks  Starch and sugars  Oilseeds and animal fats  Biomass Lignocellulosic  Grasses  Woody species  Crop residues  Solid wastes

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5 5 SDSU Feedstock Research  Switchgrass, big bluestem and other grasses  Crop residues  CRP  Agronomic management  Partnerships: GPISD – Powering the Plains USDA-ARS DOE

6 6 Biomass Conversion  Fermentation Ethanol Anaerobic Digesters - Biogas  Pyrolytic Gasification - Syngas Hydrothermal Liquification - Bio-oil  Combustion Co-firing

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11 11 Gasification

12 12 Pyrolysis Process Bio-Oil Storage Unit Wood Chip Feed Pyrolysis Reactor Quencher Wood Grinding Wood Chip Drying Char collector Recycled non-condensable gases Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

13 13 SDSU Conversion Research  Fermentation: Selection and evaluation of microorganisms Pretreatments  Hydrothermal liquification UND-EERC  Gasification Iowa State University Syn-gas fermentation for PHA

14 14 Iowa State University Fluidized Bed Reactor

15 15 Co-products  Distillers grains Dry Solubles Wet  Glycerol  Manure solids  Lignin

16 16 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

17 17 SDSU Electrical Engineering  Wind  Photo-voltaic cells  Nanotechnology  Distributed generation systems  New PhD in Electrical Engineering  Aviation Ethanol

18 18 National Activities  Sun Grant Initiative  DOE Monograph Fellowships with DOE National Laboratories Land grant academic programs  US DOT Forthcoming national award of $42 million

19 19 Future Conversion Beyond ethanol Anaerobic digestion Pyrolysis  Feedstock Sustainability Transportation and delivery  Distributed energy Engineering Policy and economics  Strong linkage to industry

20 20 Thank You Kevin D. Kephart Vice President for Research Dean, Graduate School South Dakota State University


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