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Lignite Research Council Agenda

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1:30 p.m. (CDT) -- Ramada Bismarck Hotel(formerly 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 - May 21, 2013 - John Dwyer

II.    Program Financial Summary - Karlene Fine and Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.

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

 NOTE: The applicant for proposal LRC-LXXVI-D has requested confidentiality for portions of the grant application. As much information as possible will be presented in open session, and the review of and discussion on the confidential portions of this grant application will be held in confidential session. The confidential material as well as any technical reviewer comments regarding the confidential material will be distributed during the confidential portion of the meeting.

IV.     Grant Round LXXVI (76) - Applications - Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.
        A. LRC-LXXVI(76)-A "Investigating the Use of Fly Ash and Nanomaterials for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure" Submitted by: University of North Dakota Department of Civil Engineering; Request for $14,559; Total Project Costs $60,642; Principal Investigator: Daba S. Gedafa, Ph.D., P.E.; Project Duration: 14 Months.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - A
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - A
             3. University of North Dakota Department of Civil Engineering Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - A
             4. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - A

        B. LRC-LXXVI(76)-B "Continuation of Underground Coal Gasification Study in Western North Dakota" Submitted by: University of North Dakota Institute for Energy Studies; Request for: $299,958; Total Project Costs: $719,958; Principal Investigator: Scott Korom, Ph.D.; Project Duration: 18 Months.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - B
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - B
             3. University of North Dakota Institute for Energy Studies Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - B
             4. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - B

        C. LRC-LXXVI(76)-C "ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Project" Submitted by: ION Engineering; Request for: $1,000,000; Total Project Costs: $20,194,045; Principal Investigator: Alfred (Buz) Brown, Ph.D.; Project Duration: 45 Months.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - C
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - C
             3. ION Engineering Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - C
             4. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - C

 NOTE: Prior to going into closed confidential session, there will be an overview of LRC-LXXVI-D.
(Motion required for confidential session.)

        D. LRC-LXXVI(76)-D "Alstom's Chemical Looping Combustion Technology with CO2 Capture for North Dakota Lignite Utilization" Submitted by: Alstom Power Inc.; Request for: $500,000; Total Project Costs $10,489,821; Principal Investigator: Herbert E. Andrus, Jr.; Project Duration: 36 Months.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - D
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - D
             3. Alstom Response to Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - D
             4. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - D

 Open Session - (Motion required to return to open session.)

V.     2014 Calendar (as of 11-19-13)
        A. Grant Application Dates for 2014: April 1 and October 1
        B. Next Lignite Research Council Meeting: May 20, 2014 at Ramada Bismarck Hotel (Judicial Room), Bismarck

VI.     Other Business

VII.    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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