Attendees will travel to Lenior City, TN to meet President Ted Wampler, Jr. of Wampler Sausage and hear his goal for a net positive renewable energy business. Attendees will tour the facility's 500KW solar photovoltaic system and a 750KW Cellulose to Hydrogen system.
Attendees may have to drive and dine at their own expense IF Lipscomb students utilize all of the available van seating reserved for them. Attendees may also choose to travel at their own expense but ONLY ten guests may attend above the number attended by Lipscomb students. If attendees drive their own vehicles, they must follow the Lipscomb van to the tour site to ensure entry. The $25 FEE is NOT required IF attendees provide their own transport and food. Others pay the day of the event.
Background: (Reading and Sources for Material Below: (Biomass Gasification Plant Summary AND Solar PV Summary)
Wampler’s Farm Sausage of Lenoir City, Tennessee has a proud heritage as a family owned business since 1937 and supplies high-quality sausage to a growing market in most of the United States and beyond.
Led by president Ted Wampler, Jr., the company became a pioneer and leader in renewable energy in 2011 when it installed a 500-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on its grounds, the largest of its type in the state of Tennessee at the time.
To further reduce its dependence on the power grid and to advance its legacy of sustainability, Wampler’s sought to supplement its clean energy capacity by adding another on-site application for electricity generation.
The CHyP Solution
To accomplish its long-term goal for off-grid, clean energy, Wampler’s Farm Sausage connected with Proton Power, Inc. and its associate ARiES Energy to develop a unique custom energy solution. For the first time in a commercial application, Proton Power, Inc.’s innovative Cellulose to Hydrogen Power (CHyP) technology will utilize locally sourced switchgrass to produce hydrogen syngas, which will then be used to fuel gas engine generators to produce 750 kilowatts of distributed electric power.