University of Kentucky Appropriate Technology and Sustainability Research Team
The UKATS Research Team is focused on applying appropriate technology to solving problems in underdeveloped regions using the principles of sustainable engineering.
- Developing a low cost process for producing biodiesel and biochar from locally sourced resources
- Design of a low cost motorized tiller suitable for developing regions
- Seay, J., I. Zama and B. Butler (2012): “International Partnership Helping to Bring Appropriate Biofuel Technology to Rural Cameroon”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2.
UKATS Technical Presentations
- Croft, W. and J. Seay, (2012). “A Renewable Process for Producing Low-Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Environmental Science and Engineering II
- Croft, M. and J. Seay, (2012). “Developing a Process for Sustainable Low Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
UKATS on the Web
Check out a video on our trip to Cameroon in May 2012.
Current Team Members
Current Funding Sources
The UKATS Research Team is currently funded by a US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Design Competition Award.