NCAEE Chapter Meeting – Duke Poultry and Swine Renewable Energy Study


October Meeting

Join us October 3rd to here about Renewable Energy Opportunities at NC Poultry and Swine Farms from a Duke Study by 3 Graduate Students. 

Three Duke Masters of Engineering Students did a summer internship evaluating renewable energy opportunities to augment propane and electricity usage in NC Poultry & Swine Agriculture facilities.
The project goal was to develop a list of the best Agricultural facility renewable energy opportunities.  Essentially take a hard look at how propane and electricity is used, understand that and then model potential renewable energy solutions to address these energy needs and understand the farmers incentive opportunities to make the system more affordable.  This internship was done with Rural Energy Partners is a subsidiary of FarmAfield, a Nebraska based Agricultural startup.  


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Tuesday October 3rd
5:30 Gather
6:00 PM Presentation

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Speaker Bio’s:

Subodh Dhase, Jianyin (WIll) Wang, Snehashish Sourav Reddy Yellala are graduate students in the Master of Engineering Management program in the Pratt Engineering School at Duke University. They have undergraduate engineering degrees and are career interests in applying business principles in technology-related fields such as Energy.  Their presentation on “Agricultural Renewable Energy Opportunities for NC Poultry & Swine Facilities” is based on their recent summer virtual internship work with the company, (a subsidiary of FarmAfield, a Nebraska based Agricultural startup) 
Bobby Compton is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Duke’s Master of Engineering Management Program.  He established the 2023 summer internship with RuralEnergyPartners and advised the students during their project work.  Professor Compton has 20+years of industry experience in product development, systems engineering and global technology leadership at GE and Eaton Corporation.  He currently teaches a Clean Energy Practicum graduate course at Duke, academically advises a cohort of Duke MEMP students and independently consults on design and product management in the electronics design & printed circuit board industries.

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  • For more information call Michael Lyda at 919-716-6391 or Phil Korest at 919-382-8006