Dr. Eric Bibeau
Mech. Eng, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3T 5V6
Dr. Eric Bibeau (Ph.D., P.Eng.) is a Professor at the University of Manitoba developing novel renewable energy distributed technologies between 1 to 1,000 kW scale. He specializes in cost-effective biomass combine heat-and-power systems; hydrokinetic turbines to extract energy from rivers in cold climates; small-scale solar reflectors for demand side management applications; renewable energy microgrids for remote communities; low cost buildings that operate on renewable energy; and passive-cooling systems for buildings. Rather than focus on carbon emissions by using more fossil fuels to fix fossil fuels to solve climate change, his approach is focused on increasing the renewable energy ratio using the THE-RED-CUP approach to achieve a sustainable future: THE—Transportation-Heating-Electricity energy needs; RED—increase Renewables, increase Efficiency, and decrease Demand action levers; and CUP—Community, Utility and People scales.