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Title: Tucker RNG: Little machine, big impact

Author: Essen, Maureen; Morris, Caroline; Anderson, Nathaniel;

Date: 2014

Source: Biomass Magazine. 8(7): 20-21.

Publication Series: Magazines or Trade Publications

Description: When the Tucker RNG thermal conversion unit connected to the power grid for the first time April 23 in Charlotte, N.C., Richard Tucker, president of Tucker Engineering Associates, could feel the weight of the world coming off his shoulders. After more than a decade of developing his high-temperature, fast pyrolysis system, he was finally seeing it export electricity for the first time. This installation marked a significant step toward commercializing a new and exciting conversion technology, and demonstrates the success of a long-term, public-private partnership.

Keywords: Tucker RNG thermal conversion unit, pyrolysis

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Essen, Maureen; Morris, Caroline; Anderson, Nathaniel. 2014. Tucker RNG: Little machine, big impact. Biomass Magazine. 8(7): 20-21.


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