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Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
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Lignite Research Council Agenda

Thursday, May 17, 2012
1:30 p.m. (CDT) -- Doublewood Inn (Judicial Room)
1400 East Interchange Avenue (I-94 & Exit 159)- Bismarck, North Dakota

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I.     Approval of Minutes: Lignite Research Council Meeting Minutes - November 15, 2011 - John Dwyer

II.    Program Financial Summary - Karlene Fine and Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.
        A. Consideration of a revision to the 2011-2013 Lignite Research Program budget allocation

III.   Lignite, Research Development and Marketing Program Updates - Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.

IV.     Grant Round LXXIII (73) - Applications - Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.
        A. LRC-LXXIII(73)-A "Demonstration of Multipollutant Reduction Using a Lextran 3-1-1 Wet Scrubber" Submitted by: Energy & Environmental Research Center(EERC); Request for $67,200; Total Project Costs $199,050; Project Manager: Jay C. Almlie; Project Duration: 10 Months
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - A
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - A
              a.   Proposer's Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - A
             3. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - A

        B. LRC-LXXIII(73)-B "Novel In-site Sorbent Activation Process (SAP) - An Evaluation of North Dakota Lignite and lignite Byproduct Feasibility to Reduce Mercury in Exhaust Gases Over an Extended Period of Time" Submitted by: Great River Energy; Request for $400,000; Total Project Costs $1,045,000; Principal Investigators: Greg Archer, Charlie Bullinger, Ramsay Chang, Diane Stockdill; Project Duration: 12-16 Months
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - B
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - B
             3. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - B

        C. LRC-LXXIII(73)-C "Geomechanical Study of Harmon Lignite and Surrounding Rocks for Underground Coal Gasification in Western North Dakota" Submitted by: University of North Dakota Institute for Energy Studies; Request for $242,729; Total Project Costs $485,712; Principal Investigator: Zhengwen Zeng, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigators: Steven A. Benson, Ph.D. and Scott F. Ko rom, Ph.D.; Project Duration: 2 Years
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - C
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - C
              a.   Proposer's Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - C
             3. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - C

V.     Request for Additional Funding for Previously Approved Project
        A.  Proposal No. 2012-0192: "Add-On to Field Evaluation of Novel Approach for Obtaining Metal and Halogen Emission Data"; Additional Funding Requested: $153,900; Total Revised Project: $948,700; Total Revised LRC Funding: $389,020; New End Date: June 30, 2013

VI.     Consideration of Amendment to Previously Approved Project
        A.  Request for amendment to PCOR Phase III Project
             1. Additional Correspondence

VII.     2012 Calendar (as of 5-17-12)
        A. Grant Application Date Remaining for 2012: October 1
        B. Next Lignite Research Council Meeting: November 13, 2012, Doublewood Inn (Judicial Room), Bismarck, ND

VIII.    Other Business

IX.    Adjourn

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Karlene Fine
Industrial Commission
State Capitol 14th Floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Phone: (701)328-3722
Fax: (701)328-2820
E-mail: ndicinfo@nd.gov
Jason Bohrer
Lignite Energy Council
1016 E. Owens
PO Box 2277
Bismarck, ND 58502-2277
Phone: (701)258-7117
Fax: (701)258-2755
E-mail: jasonbohrer@lignite.com

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