File RG 104.10.30 - Solar Cooking: The Dormant Giant of Appropriate Technology

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Solar Cooking: The Dormant Giant of Appropriate Technology

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RG 104.10.30

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  • 1982 (Creation)
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    Ryerson Energy Centre
  • 1982 (Creation)
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    Burkhardt, Helmut (Ken)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Ryerson Energy Centre Report

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Report #39

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(1976-1985)

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The Ryerson Energy Centre was created in 1976. Its focus was non-petroleum based energy sources like solar, recycling, and uses for oil other than burning. The Centre became part of the Centre for Industrial Development in 1985 because the decline in projects that the centre was co-ordinating made it difficult to operate independently.

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(1933-2017)

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Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt received his Ph.D from the University of Stuttgart in 1964 and was a refugee during World War II. In 1967, he moved to Toronto with his wife. After doing research in thermonuclear fusion and magneto hydrodynamic energy conversion, he became a pioneer in renewable energy. He started working at Ryerson in the Department of Mathematics and Physics in 1974. He also worked in Ryerson's Energy Centre and as director, organized many conferences with the International Society for Systems Sciences and Science for Peace. He retired from Ryerson in 1996, becoming a proferssor emeritus. He is a member of the Canadian Pugwash Group, serving as President of its Council on Global Issues (2002-2009). In 2011 he became the President of Solar Energy Technology Inc.

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File contains an unbound copy of report #39. The report was originally a paper presented at the Man-Environment Impact Educators' Conference held October 20-23 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
Also included in the file is half the original report - charts and photographs. First part is not in file.

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