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State Capitol, 14th Floor, 600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Phone: 701-328-3722
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Lignite Research Council Agenda

Tuesday, June 5, 2014
1:30 p.m. (CT) -- Ramada Bismarck Hotel(formerly Doublewood Inn)-Judicial Room
1400 East Interchange Avenue (I-94 & Exit 159)- Bismarck, ND

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I.     Approval of Minutes: Lignite Research Council Meeting Minutes - November 19, 2013 - Jason Bohrer

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-LXXVII-B 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 LXXVII (77) - Applications - Michael L. Jones, Ph.D.
        A. LRC-LXXVII(77)-A "Combustion Enhancement of Solid Fuels Using ClearSign's Technologies" Submitted by: ClearSign Combustion Corporation; Request for $50,000; Total Project Costs $1,150,000; Principal Investigator: Joe Colannino; Project Duration: 30 Weeks.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - A
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - A
             3. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - A

        B. LRC-LXXVII(77)-C "Validation of the Multielement Sorbent Trap (MEST) Method for Measurement of HCI and Metals" Submitted by: The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC); Request for: $245,000; Total Project Costs: $860,000; Principal Investigator: John H. Pavlish; Project Duration: 18 Months.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - C
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - C
             3. Proposer's (EERC) 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-LXXVII-D.
(Motion required for confidential session.)

        C. LRC-LXXVII(77)-B "Enhanced High Capacity Sorbent and Process for CO2 Capture Using Hybrid Sorption (E-CACHYS™)" Submitted by: Envergex LLC; Request for: $50,000; Total Project Costs $99,967; Principal Investigator: Dr. Srivats Srinivasachar; Project Duration: 2 Years.
             1. Technical Peer Reviewers' Rating - B
             2. Technical Peer Reviewers' Comments - B
             3. Technical Advisor's Summary and Recommendation - B

        D. Re-Submission of Regional Lignite Public Affairs Plan (Coalition for a Secure Energy Future) Submitted by: Lignite Energy Council; Request for: $600,000 annually for a total of $1,200,000; Project Duration: 2 Years.
             1. Executive Director's Recommendation - D

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

V.     Other Business

VI.    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
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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