Dr. Bruce C. Folkedahl
POSITION: Senior Engineer

Dr. Bruce C. Folkedahl is a Senior Engineer at the EERC, where he studies biomass combustion and gasification 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; process development for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to fuels, chemicals, and value-added products; and studies of corrosion and development of high-temperature materials to withstand aggressive combustion environments. 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.