Member Spotlight: Andrew Brown, P.E.

Andrew Brown, PE

Andrew Brown vividly remembers watching the drama of the Apollo 13 mission unfold on a movie screen. Two days into its mission, a routine tirring of an oxygen tank ignited damaged wire insulation and triggered an explosion that vented a signifcant portion of the rocket’s oxygen supply into space. The crew was forced to abort plans to land on the moon and NASA Mission Control in Houston had to rapidly develop new plans to bring the damaged craft safely home.

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Bioenergy Tour

Bioenergy Tour



Maryland Bioenergy Center
7900 Oceano Ave
Jessup, Maryland  20794
United States


Mackenzie Gerrity

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Event Details

Join MDSPE on a tour of the Maryland Bioenergy Center on June 22nd from 12pm to 2pm. Participate in a site tour, lunch and a Q/A with the center’s CEO, COO and her team of engineers.

Date: Thursday, June 22nd
Time: 12PM-2PM
Location: 7900 Oceano Ave, Jessup, 20794

lunch is included
Member: $45
Non-Member: $60
Earn 1 PDH Credit

Event Details:

12:00PM – Registration, lunch, and networking
12:30PM – Group tours begin (20 minutes per tour)
1:30PM – Q & A and closing remarks with members from the center’s leadership team
Earn 1 PDH Credit

Maryland’s Smart Solution for Organics Recycling

More about the Maryland Bioenergy Center: This newest organics recycling facility, located on the Maryland Food Center campus in Jessup, MD, is the first anaerobic digester of its scale in the state. The facility is capable of recycling 110,000 tons of organics annually to produce approximately 312,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas for energy and 16,575 tons of rich, fertile soil amendment for agricultural and other land use. The resulting greenhouse gases prevented from being released into the atmosphere has the equivalent environmental impact of 69,061 acres of US Forests in one year, or 82 times the size of Central Park.

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