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[NSC Meeting] Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC)

Does creating electrical power for 25,000 homes, and recovering 11,000 tons of scrap metal sound like a better use of truckloads of trash than creating more mountains of landfill?  Hennepin County residents and businesses generate more than one million tons of waste each year, enough to fill the Target Center 11 times over.

This presentation explains the technology, equipment and processes to operate, maintain and control this recovery operation.  These questions and more will be answered in May at the INCOSE North Star Chapter (NSC) Monthly Meeting.

  • Will we ever get to zero waste?
  • What total reduction in mass does this provide?
  • What does it take to operate?

Who: Grades 9-12 and adults (no one under age 13 allowed to tour HERC).

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6:15 – Network and Socialize over Pizza   
6:45 – Welcome & INCOSE Chapter Overview by Roz Dolid, Chapter President
7:00 – Presentation by 
Nilabh Narayan
7:45 – Lab Tour, suitable attire required, see *** Special Note at the end of notice 
8:30 – Adjourn
Presenter: Dr. Nilabh Narayan
 Dr. Narayan is the Senior Operations and Facilities Manager for HERC.  His educational background includes MS & Ph D in Engineering Mechanics,  University of Minnesota, and a B Tech from the Indian Institute ofTechnology, Karagpur, India.
***HERC Tour Group Information***
Presentation and Tour begin at the HERC Visitor Center
 435 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
 **Note:  This address is that of the Visitor Center entrance door on the top level on the Target Field Station Parking Ramp.  Parking in the metro transit’s ramps B & C are quite close by.
*** Special Note: Tour Visitors must wear suitable attire. 

  • Closed-toe, flat-heel shoes or boots are required
  • No high heels or sandals allowed 
  • Long, ankle length pants, socks and long sleeves are required
  • Visitors without appropriate shoes and clothing will not be allowed into the facility

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