Past AEE Projects

Biofuels are alternative transportation fuels that are made from agricultural crops and certain types of trees. In efforts of reducing the consumption non-renewable resources, biofuels have been investigated to be renewable additive or all together replacement for gasoline as a transportation fuel. Our Biofuels Team is exploring a method using fast pyrolysis with biomass to produce a viscous bio-oil which can be converted into transportation fuel. Our goal is to increase the overall efficiency and amount of bio-oil produced.

Past Projects

Biofuels

The biofuels team works to create fuels from renewable resources for a more susainable future.

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GeoSolar

The GeoSolar team is focused on creating an implementable, economically feasible system which combines a geothermal heat pump and photovoltaic solar panels for a home in Houghton County.

Baraga Solar

The Baraga Solar team working with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) to implement four solar projects throughout Baraga County.

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Sustainability Demonstration House

Several AEE members and interested students live in this historic building to explore practical means of reducing the amount of energy used by the average home.

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REMM

The REMM team works with the Oshkosh corporation to look for peaceful applications for a renewable energy mission module.

Compost

Utilizing food waste from the Wadsworth Dining Hall, the Compost team is focused on making efficient fertilizer from food waste to grow Kentucky Bluegrass.

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Pumped Hydro

Using the many abandoned mines in the Keweenaw, the Pumped Hydro team is focusing on using abandoned mine shafts throughout the Copper Country to create storage systems using pumped water.

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Past Projects

For information on past projects throughout the Alternative Energy Enteprise, click here! Past projects include L'Anse Community Solar, Calumet Geothermal, Microbial Fuel Cell, and more!

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