Expert in Energy Consulting, Arbitration Technical Support, Energy Product Development
Expert ID: 723573 Iowa, USA
Expert has done some personal work to design three type options of an alternative energy fueled electric power plant for a small planned community (2,350 pop.) in Africa needing his alternative energy and community development design and costing assistance. Type A was designed for a methane digester fueled internal combustion engine gen set, Type B for a manure waste fueled steam boiler electric plant, and Type C for a methane digester fueled gas micro turbine. After design completion, he took multiple bids for the various plant components.
The Micro Energy Plant, is Expert's new product design using the same alternative fuels mentioned above in paragraph one for its operation and as renewable energy sources. This innovation is a portable electric power plant that is especially useful where no electric grid exists, within a region of low cost fuel supplies, and/or within areas of substantial energy shortage or expensive fuels.
Expert M. Expert believes that solar thermal distributed power systems are the lowest cost systems buildable next to the bottom cost system of headless micro-hydro where no dam or drop in water elevation is needed. The problem with micro-hydro is that the sites having adequate water flow on site are few in many areas.
Recently appraised the damages to a rural recreational and residential property in Iowa due to activities of adjacent property owners that altered its nature and suitabilities.Completed a community development plan for a large subdivision near Branson, Missouri, that included roads, recreational lakes, parks, lots layout, and access.Designed a 70 kW distributed electric power plant for a proposed community of 2,350 near Luwero, Uganda, that utilizes both human and animal waste to generate methane and serve an alternator with a remanufactured internal combustion Cat engine all for about $1.00/watt installed with volunteer labor.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Waterloo, Iowa - Dubuque, Iowa - Rochester, Minnesota - La Crosse, Wisconsin
|Year: 1965||Degree: BS||Subject: Natural Resources||Institution: Iowa State Univ.|
|Years: 1973 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: He heads a energy project focused consulting team of 15 experts in natural resources, engineering, product development, and arbitration technical support.|
|Years: 1973 to 1975||Agency: Iowa Dept Transportation||Role: Fee Appraiser||Description: Completed second opinion market value appraisals on three federal highway projects.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Country / Region: Democratic Republic of Congo||Summary: Taught 10 week online course on community development to diverse university students at Kinshasa.|
|Senior consultant at his consulting firm|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Developing three state-of-the-art energy products, namely a portable electric power plant using alternative fuels, a commercial/industrial hot water heating system using alternative fuels, and an airtight inhouse multi-fuel heating stove for low and middle income markets.|
Fields of Expertise
agricultural-residue fuel, alternative fuel, biofuel, biomass fuel, electrical product development, heating fuel, alternative energy, renewable energy source, electric power plant, solar energy, solar energy system, solar technology, solar thermal energy system, arbitration, electricity price, natural resource economics, energy economics, new consumer product development, boiler fuel, fuel distribution, fuel storage, fuel delivery, joint venture, automotive fuel, fossil-fueled steam generation, fuel efficiency, fuel pellet, microbial control product development, fuel production, alternative-fuel combustion, combustion system, product improvement, design for cost, fossil fuel electric energy generation, technology innovation, productivity improvement, new product design, device product development, material product development, consumer product design, design for manufacturability, product cost reduction, fuel, new technology business value measurement, new product development, new product assessment, energy-efficient gasification, product design, electric current energy, fuel consumption measurement, design process, fuel substitution process, innovation, coal, planning, manufacturing, hydrogen fuel, fossil fuel, energy engineering, automotive engine, alcohol fuel