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Florida State University (www.fsu.edu) is a comprehensive, national graduate research university with an impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, and an international reputation in the sciences and humanities. Flori...
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Bio-e-con - Is Biochar a Quick Fix for Global Warming?
Alex Green, founder of Green Liquid and Gas Technologies in Gainesville, Fla., has patented a device called the Green Pyrolyzer Gasifier (GPG), which takes waste -- anything from regular garbage to sewage sludge -- and converts it to energy.
, who studied environmental problems for more than 40 years as a graduate research professor at the University of Florida
, has recently become interested in biochar, a by-product of biowaste-to-energy pyrolysis, and is collaborating with leading soil scientists.
Gas Turbine Users Symposium 2004: Session Schedule
Session Co-Chair: Alex Green, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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Alex E. S. Green, Ph.D. (deceased, 2014)
Graduate Research Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
[As a young physicist in the U.S. Air Force during WWII (in 1944 and 1945), Dr. Green designed specialized slide rules for military aircraft.
Click here, to access Dr. Green's free online course on "How Slide Rules Won the War", where he provides materials, reading lists, and video lectures on how slide rules operate, how to use them, and other related topics, enriched by his own experience using slide rules during his service as a USAF Operations Analyst in WWII.
For more background and history, click here.]
The machine was invented by Dr. ...
The machine was invented by Dr. Alex Green, a former University of Florida professor with an impressive background in everything from physics to advising the U.S. Military during World War II.
Dr. Green said this technology is the culmination of all the work he's been doing since the Seventies, when he first realized the United States needed to look into alternative energy sources.
Green said, "When I heard of a small scale micro-turban, I thought well then, I can do my own small scale utility and do it all by myself."
The machine works by taking organic wastes such as sawdust, horse manure, sewage sludge, wood chips and other biomass and heating it indirectly without air or oxygen.
As the machine completes its function, to pyrolyze-gasify the biomass, it creates a lot of energy during the conversion process and produces a bi-product called biochar.
Green said, "In addition to getting the energy more cleanly, we get a charcoal.
is confident that the GPG will make a big difference in the agricultural industry and will be a strong alternative to fossil fuel, all while helping the environment.
Greg P. Schaefer, Alex E.S. Green, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA