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Biogas Research Presented at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

January 14, 2019

U of I senior Kenny Sheffler will present his biogas feasibility study and research on small-scale digestion and how households can become more sustainable through the production and use of biogas at the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, Jan. 24, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow.

Sheffler attended the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, for a semester in 2017. He became inspired by the small country's commitment to renewable biogas energy and it sparked a desire to bring this technology home to the City of Moscow. Sheffler, an electrical engineering major in the College of Engineering, took his first step toward this goal in April 2018 by presenting to city leaders a feasibility study for bringing a full-size anaerobic digestion and biogas plant to Moscow.

IRIC Lunch and Learn presentations allow students, faculty and staff to share and cross-pollinate ideas in a fun and informal lunchtime setting. All are encouraged to attend. Free drinks and snacks are also provided.

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