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Sundrop Fuels

Sundrop Fuels was developing a biomass gasification system using concentrated solar to drive a high temperature process.

I lead the design and implementation of experimental concentrated solar biomass gasification units at lab (electrical) and field (solar) scales.  Personal contributions included conceptual design of the reactor tower, optimized layout of the mirror field, concentrator optics, and overall plant layout.

I also lead a small group of mechanical design engineers to design and construct the required experimental process equipment including the solar receiver/concentrator assembly, raw material feed and eduction systems, and the furnace itself.

Principal Engineer and team leader, co-inventor on 4 patents.

© 2019 Donna Kelley

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