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 Expert  723573

Expert in Energy Consulting, Arbitration Technical Support, Energy Product Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Iowa (IA)
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Expert has experience with alternative energy product development, especially community and village systems that integrate low cost electrical power production, greenhouse farming of food for direct human consumoption, and local community outreach. He can design such systems based on the site's capabilities, the client's objectives, and the project budget.. Solar thermal. wind turbine, hydroelectric, and waste utilization components and systems are under devekopment and have been researched on cost and performance.

agricultural-residue fuel


alternative fuel




biomass fuel


electrical product development


heating fuel

Expert has done some personal work to design three type options of an alternative energy fueled electric power plant for a small planned community (2,350 pop.) in Africa needing his alternative energy and community development design and costing assistance. Type A was designed for a methane digester fueled internal combustion engine gen set, Type B for a manure waste fueled steam boiler electric plant, and Type C for a methane digester fueled gas micro turbine. After design completion, he took multiple bids for the various plant components.

alternative energy


renewable energy source

The Micro Energy Plant, is Expert's new product design using the same alternative fuels mentioned above in paragraph one for its operation and as renewable energy sources. This innovation is a portable electric power plant that is especially useful where no electric grid exists, within a region of low cost fuel supplies, and/or within areas of substantial energy shortage or expensive fuels.

electric power plant

Expert believes that solar thermal distributed power systems are the lowest cost systems buildable next to the bottom cost system of headless micro-hydro where no dam or drop in water elevation is needed. The problem with micro-hydro is that the sites having adequate water flow on site are few in many areas.

solar energy


solar energy system


solar technology


solar thermal energy system

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cedar Rapids, Iowa;  Waterloo, Iowa;  Dubuque, Iowa;  Rochester, Minnesota;  and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Biomass Power Generation Technology and Engineering:...
Hydropower, Hydraulic Turbines, Fluid Mechanics,...
Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals and Renewable Fuels & Chemicals,...
Combustion, Incineration, Heat Transfer, Air Pollution...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   BS   Natural Resources   Iowa State Univ.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1973 to




Senior Consultant


He heads a energy project focused consulting team of 15 experts in natural resources, engineering, product development, and arbitration technical support.

Publications and Patents Summary

Developing three state-of-the-art energy products, namely a portable electric power plant using alternative fuels, a commercial/industrial hot water heating system using alternative fuels, and an airtight inhouse multi-fuel heating stove for low and middle income markets.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - RMSM  
 - RMSA  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1973 to 1975   Iowa Dept Transportation   Fee Appraiser   Completed second opinion market value appraisals on three federal highway projects.

Consulting Experts:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Recently appraised the damages to a rural recreational and residential property in Iowa due to activities of adjacent property owners that altered its nature and suitabilities.
  • Completed a community development plan for a large subdivision near Branson, Missouri, that included roads, recreational lakes, parks, lots layout, and access.
  • Designed a 70 kW distributed electric power plant for a proposed community of 2,350 near Luwero, Uganda, that utilizes both human and animal waste to generate methane and serve an alternator with a remanufactured internal combustion Cat engine all for about $1.00/watt installed with volunteer labor.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Biomass energy expert for consulting on the Requirements and Feasibility for small scale biomass energy plants.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Hydroelectric power generation expert for consulting on need to consult re:hydroelectric power generating unit.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   Democratic Republic of Congo   Taught 10 week online course on community development to diverse university students at Kinshasa.


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