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Dr. Bruce C. Folkedahl
Senior Research Manager
Dr. Bruce C. Folkedahl is a Senior Research Manager at the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), where he is the manager of the Center for Biomass Utilization
, with oversight responsibilities exceeding $10 million in research projects in the last 3 years. In addition to his management duties, Dr. Folkedahl has been responsible for the development of two novel technologies for water reduction in power generation systems. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. degree in Computer Science from UND.
Dr. Folkedahl's responsibilities and interests include research in novel methodologies for water minimization in power production, studies of renewable fuel applications including but not limited to applied research in biomass combustion, biomass assessment surveys, consulting to renewable fuels facilities related to energy inputs and process performance, studies of biomass combustion in conjunction with conventional combustion for electricity generation, research on the fundamental mechanisms of ash deposition and fouling during cofiring of biomass fuels with coal, and studies of corrosion and development of high-temperature materials to withstand aggressive combustion environments. Dr. Folkedahl has coauthored numerous professional publications.