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CAER News Archive: April 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Energeia Newsletter Volume 23-1 now published

New 2012 Issue 1 of the Energeia Newsletter now published, including:

- The UK Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment by Carol Hanley
- Report on the 2012 Energy Fair
- University of Kentucky Launches Flagship Energy Awareness Program, commentary by Shane Tedder

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Ken Ladwig from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) spoke to the Environmental and Coal Technologies research group. He discussed ash management issues relative to Kentucky and EPRI’s activities in the ash industry.

- EPRI CCP Research Update - Ken Ladwig's presentation.

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On Thursday, April 12th, the Spindletop Administration Building’s parking lot was lined with an electric smart car (provided by LG&E), a Tahoe Hybrid (provided by Hitachi), a plug-in Prius (provided by Blue Grass Energy), a Nissan Leaf (provided by Gates Nissan in Richmond), and the CAER’s hybrid Ford Escape.

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These were here for a group of journalists to see and drive while they visited the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. Battery Center business manager Tony Hancock made a presentation on the Center’s research and testing goals, to promote this up and coming industry. This visit was arranged by the state Economic Development Cabinet. These journalists represented top business and car publications.

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Darrel Pfingston, Energy Manager from the Henderson County School System, toured the UK CAER including the Petrology Lab, Renewable Fuels Lab, Electrochemistry Lab, Catalysis Lab and CAER Greenhouse.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

An Ash Utilization Workshop will be held October 9-10, 2012 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507.

Please watch the website for registration info and topics/instructors.

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A technology developed at the University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research and Minova’s North American headquarters in Georgetown, Ky., has been licensed by Minova for a new high-strength, ultra-quick setting concrete product. The product, trademarked as Tekcrete Fast and Tekcrete Fast M, will be used by the mining industry and civil engineers to immediately stabilize damaged infrastructure.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Organic petrographers from the Ohio Valley area representing three universities met on March 29, 2012 at UK Center for Applied Energy Research to present and discuss their current research. Topics included organic petrology of coals and carbonaceous shales, a discussion of maceral origin, the heating stage studies of biomass, the response of organic matter and minerals to heat from an intrusion, coke particle size and associated characteristics, coal fires, and stoker boiler ash. Dr. Jim Hower of the UK Center for Applied Energy Research organized and facilitated the meeting. Breakfast was provided by W. Nuhsbaum, Inc., and lunch was provided by UK Center for Applied Energy Research.

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Front row (from left): Rollin Robinson (W. Nuhsbaum Inc.), Solomon Nyathi (Indiana), Agnieszka Drobniak (Indiana Geological Survey), Agnieszka Furmann (Indiana), Luis Caro (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Yanyan Chen (Indiana), Maria Mastalerz (Indiana Geological Survey), Cortland Eble (Kentucky Geological Survey), Sarah Mardon (UK CAER), Michaela Howard (Morehead State)

Back row: Robert Pace (UK CAER), Allen Quarderer (Morehead State), Jim Hower (UK CAER), Luke Schwab (Morehead State), Trent Garisson (UK CAER), Eric Matteson (Morehead State), Adam Layne (Morehead State), Zachary Barnett (Morehead State), Jared Harmon (Morehead State), Jen O’Keefe (Morehead State)

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Energy Club students from Henderson and Union County high schools toured UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research and Fayette County’s Locust Trace Agriscience school on March 28th. CAER’s Sarah Mardon, Bree McCarney, and Jeanne Hartinger facilitated the tour at the Center for Applied Energy Research and Sara Tracy lead the tour at Locust Trace.

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Teachers Ram Kumar of Union County and Madison Sewell of Henderson County have been advising the students and leading them in their exploration of various energy sources and efforts to save energy in their schools.

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