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All Powers Biomass Power Plant Demonstrated at 2013 Bus Tours at The Reynolds Homesteadt


Nov. 4, 2013 – Jeremy Withers, a BS/MS student at the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, and assistant professor Henry Quesada traveled in October 15 to the Reynolds Homestead in Critz, VA to demonstrate the Deparment’s biomass power plant at the 37th Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours. 

   

Biomass power plant SBIO student Jeremy Withers explains the main aspects of the All Powers biomass power plant during the Bus Tours at the Reynolds Homestead

The power plant is portable and can be fit into a 8’ truck bed. The unit is capable of producing up to 10,000 watts per hour at a consumption rate of 12 kilograms of wood chips per hour. In this occasion a mix of hardwood chips was used as the feedstock. The basic operating aspects, the science behind, and the technology used to operate the unit were explained to the participants as the unit was running and generating electricity. If you any questions or want to learn more about the All Power biomass power plant please contact Dr. Henry Quesada at quesada@vt.edu.


 

   

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