TSM 325 F11 Lecture-04

TSM 325 F11 Lecture-04 - 9/16/2011 1 TSM 325 (AE, Agron,...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/16/2011 1 TSM 325 (AE, Agron, AnS, BSE, BusAd, Econ) Biorenewable Systems Week 4 9/13/2011 Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.- Thomas Huxley THESE LECTURE NOTES If youve watched the lecture video, you saw that my computer froze half-way thru the lecture and I had to re-boot. I lost the annotations from the first half the class. Ive tried to reconstruct things, but there may be some things during the lecture that dont make it into the reconstruction. 9/16/2011 2 Today: Only 1 Session Whos in the News? Characterizing Biomass (wrap-up) Moisture makes a difference when predicting yields Introduction to Biodiesel Whos in the News? Started his career as a Tiger, then a Spartan and finally a Cyclone.- Degrees in physics, mathematics and mechanical engineering. One of the worlds leading experts in thermochemical processing of biomass Distinguished professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Director of ISUs Bioeconomy Institute. 9/16/2011 3 Whos in the News? Dr. Robert Brown Recently received a $20M NSF EPSCoR grant to improve Iowas research capability in renewable energy.- Bioenergy, wind, utilization, and policy.- ISU (lead), Iowa, UNI and others. 9/16/2011 4 Learning Outcomes Unit 2 You should: Have a working understanding of how biomass is characterized....
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TSM 325 F11 Lecture-04 - 9/16/2011 1 TSM 325 (AE, Agron,...

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