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Expert in Energy Consulting, Arbitration Technical Support, Energy Product Development

Expert ID: 723573 Iowa, USA

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Expert has experience with alternative energy product development, especially community and village systems that integrate low cost electrical power production, greenhouse farming of food for direct human consumoption, and local community outreach. He can design such systems based on the site's capabilities, the client's objectives, and the project budget.. Solar thermal. wind turbine, hydroelectric, and waste utilization components and systems are under devekopment and have been researched on cost and performance.

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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: BS Subject: Natural Resources Institution: Iowa State Univ.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1973 to 1975 Agency: Iowa Dept Transportation Role: Fee Appraiser Description: Completed second opinion market value appraisals on three federal highway projects.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
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.

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