Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Project Center

Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico relies completely on imported fossil fuels for transportation fuels. This has had negative impacts on the environment and the economy. The Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration (PREAA) is interested in adopting an alternative fuels policy similar to the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The alternative fuels that this project focuses on are biodiesel and ethanol. The goal of our project was to determine what federal and state policies exist in the United States and how these fuel policies could be applied to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in an effort to introduce biodiesel or ethanol as a transportation fuel.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts