3 ton/day Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasification System
0.3 ton/day Pilot Scale Indirectly Heated Biomass Torrefaction Reactor
Several faculty are performing energy-related research in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Activities include energy efficiency, solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells, biomass gasification, biomass torrefaction, control of drill string vibrations, combustion for greater fuel efficiency, economic analysis of energy systems, and energy efficient HVAC technologies.
Affiliated energy-related facilities include the Energy Institute, the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy, and the Louisiana Solar Technologies Applied Research and Testing (START) Lab.