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Nicole Berge: Hydrothermal Carbonization, Working with Trash, and Making Energy from Waste

By Abe Danaher | October 1, 2019

UofSC Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Nicole Berge joins Host Abe Danaher to tell how her research on hydrothermal carbonization is allowing for waste to be converted into energy and fertilizers. Nicole begins by sharing how she got into researching landfills as an undergraduate (2:01), before explaining what her current research on trash aims to do (4:10). Next, she explains how close we are to using her technology widely in the US (7:25) and the reactions of her students when they hear they have to work with waste (9:34). Lastly, Abe does the "Beyond the CV" segment and learns all about Nicole's three dogs (11:41).

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