Presentation Title: Methane as a Vehicle Fuel
Section: Methane as a Vehicle Fuel II
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 403
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:15am - 12:30pm
As fuel prices grow and environmental concerns become a larger priority,Â farms mustÂ startÂ investigatingÂ renewablefuel sources.Â We investigateÂ theÂ use of methaneÂ as aÂ tractorÂ fuel for dairy farms with the specific focus of those in AddisonÂ CountyÂ Vermont.Â We find manyÂ farmsÂ are already using digesters to convert manure intoÂ methane.Â TheseÂ farms currentlyÂ useÂ thatÂ methaneÂ to generateÂ electricityÂ on theÂ farm.Â ButÂ withÂ anÂ increaseÂ inÂ naturalÂ gasÂ infrastructureÂ andÂ foresightÂ fromÂ equipmentÂ manufacturesÂ we believe thatÂ these farmers could use that methaneÂ asÂ aÂ tractorÂ or otherÂ vehicle fuel.
Type of Presentation: Class oral (75 minute)
Course name: Methane as an Alternative Fuel for Agricultural and Transportation Applications
Course Instructor: Benz, Mark G.
Number of presenters: 4
Presenter(s): Philip, Henry R. (Harry), Harvey, Duncan Peter, Miller, Logan Thomas James, Alles, Kurt Westcot
Major(s): Physics; Physics; Geology; Environmental Studies
Class Year(s): 2013; 2014; 2015; 2014.5
Sponsor(s): Graham, Noah M., Benz, Mark G., Catlan, C. Richard (Dick)
Dept(s): Physics; Interdepartmental; Interdepartmental