HCC to Hold Renewable Energy Demo Day January 19

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  • Location: Lower Level of Student Success Services Building
  • Dates and times:
    • Wednesday, January 19, 2011
      From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Last updated: Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 09:31 AM Posted: Thursday, Jan 06, 2011 at 04:20 AM

Haywood Community College will hold a Demo Day which will encompass renewable energy technologies including Biodiesel, Wood Gasification, and Solar. The free event will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at 2 p.m. in front of the lower level of the Student Success Services Building.

James Nowack will be discussing and displaying Wood Gasification Technology. Essentially, wood gasification is converting a biomass (wood, feedstock, etc.) to a useable fuel in everyday engines. The engine runs just as if it was using gasoline except that the exhaust is much cleaner. As a result of this demo; a large, bright flame erupts.

In addition, there will be a BioDiesel display to explain the process used to create biodiesel including stages of reactions. A solar hot water heater will also be part of the event.

For more information about the Demo Day, please call HCC Sustainability Technician Preston Jacobsen at (828) 565-4033 or email pjacobsen@haywood.edu.