Experts can talk about 'clean coal' technology--Purdue News
October 7, 2008
Vice presidential opponents Sarah Palin and Joe Biden touched on the potential merits of so-called "clean coal" technology during their Thursday (Oct. 2) debate. But what is clean coal tech? Purdue University experts can talk about the technical and economic aspects of clean coal technologies, including "integrated gasification combined cycle" technology, which has been shown to produce near-zero emissions when used in conjunction with carbon dioxide sequestering. The technology uses "coal gasification" and cleaning, a process in which the coal is turned into a gas to run turbines that generate electricity. The waste heat from these turbines is used to create steam, which is again used to generate electricity in steam turbines. Purdue is home to the Indiana Center for Coal Technology Research, part of the university's Energy Center at Discovery Park.
July 29, 2014
Michael Ladisch, distinguished professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, which Congress authorized in the 2014 farm bill. Ladisch, who also is director of Purdue's Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 board members appointed by U.S. agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 23.Read Full Story