Lansing scientist presents renewable energy research
Lansing resident David Drake, a project officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan., presented results of his research to the Geological Society of America during its 116th annual meeting last month in Denver.
The EPA scientist discussed a pilot study on how renewable energy can be used to clean up groundwater at the Army ammunition plant in Mead, Neb. The study shows how a wind turbine can be used to circulate ground water to remove contaminants.
Drake said the project would greatly reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs and conserves fossil fuel resources.
Drake has worked at EPA for more than 11 years and had previously worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
More than 6,000 geoscientists attended the meeting.