2011-12 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Biomass Waste to Energy

Johnathan Gallagher, Kyle Heidema, Jacob Wieberdink

Sponsor: Pioneer Hi-Bred International

The Pioneer Biomass Combustion team has designed a waste-to-energy system for potential use at Pioneer's Orange City research facility. This system uses a fluidized bed to combust all of the facility's waste corn cobs and seed. This system will provide the client with a source of clean, renewable heat to meet the majority of their heating needs.