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Kenneth Zame

Research Fellow, 2016 and Fall 2015

Kenneth Zame has a PhD in the field of Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, where he was a QESST Scholar working on the sustainability of a terawatt-scale PV deployment in the United States. His research focuses on sustainability within the intersections of energy, the economy, the environment, and society. Specifically, Kenneth researches energy systems, low-emissions development strategies, the water-energy nexus, climate change policy analysis, energy efficiency, and renewable energy policy instruments.

For his PhD dissertation, Kenneth evaluated potential job creation, energy-related water savings, and emissions reductions associated with scaling the deployment of renewable energy technologies. Within this subject matter, he developed policies and strategies that can spur the development of large-scale decentralized renewables with an emphasis on local value creation and energy prosumerism. Kenneth's previous research focused on carbon sequestration using micro-algae to "eat" carbon dioxide, while also exploring the potential of algal biomass for biofuel.

Kenneth has co-authored a number of publications including “Virtual Water Management and the Water-Energy Nexus: A Case Study of Three Mid-Atlantic States” and “Modeling PV Deployment: A Tool Developed at CEEP to Explore the Delaware Market.” Prior to his PhD program, Kenneth received an MS in Environmental Studies from Youngstown State University in Ohio, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Research Focus: 
Geothermal
Cogeneration
Commercial and Industrial Water Savings
Specialties: water-energy nexus, renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution control, carbon sequestration
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