Facilities

Facilities

  • Dedicated renewable energy teaching facility (classroom/laboratory - Renewable Energy Training Center)
  • Anaerobic methane digester designed for 400 milking cows on the campus dairy farm. This is paired with a 50 kW engine/generator set with a heat recovery system.
  • Algae greenhouse heated by the dairy farm's cogeneration system running on biogas
  • Controlled environmental agriculture aquaponics greenhouse
  • Bergey 10 kW wind turbine
  • Indoor wind turbine tower safety training facility
  • Energy Systems and Design stream engine micro hydroelectric turbine
  • BioPro 190 biodiesel batch processor
  • Wood gasification heating system
  • Micro turbines for cogeneration of heat and electricity from biogas
  • Lab-scale anaerobic digester
  • 1-2 kW photovoltaic array
  • Solar hot water system

Ongoing Projects

  • On-farm algae growth for lipid oil production and fish/cattle feed
  • Combined aquaculture (fish production) and hydroponics (vegetable production) controlled environmental agriculture project for year-round food production (powered with biofuels)
  • Galbreath micro hydroelectric system construction
  • Biodiesel batch processing using campus fryer oil
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Admissions Requirements

The RE B.Tech. degree is a demanding curriculum for incoming students as there are strong math, biology, chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering components to the program. A rigorous high school curriculum in math and science is recommended.