The American Ecological Engineering Society.

The “American Ecological Engineering Society” (AEES) was first discussed within a workshop in Columbus, Ohio during May back in 1999. This discussion was based upon Ecological Engineering, among fifteen US universities that were present in the meeting, they all agreed that the Ecological Engineer Society should all further promote the ideas the U.S Society. Mainly aiming their potential focus upon Academic Organizations Programs that thoroughly certify the then new field within North America.

aeesociety.org is the old website and is for Informational Purposes only.

If you would like to visit their new and recent website it can be viewed here: http://www.ecoeng.org

Electricity Transmission Distribution

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Cooling, Heating and Power Technologies Program is a leader in the testing of more efficient methods for conducting electricity transmission distribution.

The CHP team is comprised of chemical, civil and mechanical engineers, who have access to the most advanced technologies in the world. They have years of experience working with industry, academia and government agencies researching how new technologies can improve electricity transmission distribution. Businesses have a lot to gain by their efficient use of their gas and electicity requirements. Shopping for best rates at different times can lead to substantial savings in their business gas costs.

Opportunity Fuels

Spikes in the cost of power in the last decade have sparked significant interest in alternative fuels for power generation. Often referred to as Opportunity Fuels, these fuels have the potential to be economically viable for use in various power producing systems. Opportunity fuels are typically derived from some sort of waste or by-product. Most of these fuels are inferior to conventional fossil fuels due to heating value characteristics or contaminants. However, Opportunity Fuels  can provide a cheap and reliable alternative. With the increasing and unstable prices of fossil fuels, and the need for more environment-friendly energy sources, interest in Opportunity Fuels is on the rise.

 

The focus of work in this area is to test the effects of using various Opportunity Fuels on the performance of available power generation technologies. In addition, work has been initiated on researching fuel-related issues and determining the performance of a single-cylinder reciprocating engine for a number of Opportunity Fuels.

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources (DER) are small-scale power generation technologies (typically in the range of 3 to 10,000 kW) located close to where electricity is used to provide an alternative to or an enhancement of the traditional electric power system. 

CHP’s distributed energy resources program provides research to ultimately give everyone an opportunity at lowering costs, reducing emissions, and increasing the likelihood of expanding opportunities to install and use DER equipment for the future. 

All of our efforts are geared to one common goal: cutting wasteful energy use while saving money. Our research and commitment to refine how we use technology to become a more efficient community is our priority. 

For more information please contact the Cooling, Heating and Power Technologies Program team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.