Near Term Objectives
Recruit industrial partners for implementing test beds for smart manufacturing and process intensification institutes.
Identify workforce training and educational activity for NNMI
Submit proposals for at least one test bed activity with one of our industrial partners.
Recruit an engineer with manufacturing industry experience to lead this theme.
Mid Term Objectives
Demonstrate 30% energy efficiency for at least one energy intensive process, such as torrefaction or drying operations.
Develop and submit proposals for new test beds.
Long Term Objectives
Achieve 50% energy efficiency for two energy intensive processes within the Louisville region.
Implement one process intensification testbed and demonstrate an over 50% process improvement and 30% energy efficiency.
Hank Paxton, PhD
Acting Theme Leader for Energy Efficiency
Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Email Dr. Paxton