Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.


Self-sufficiency is the foundation on which the San Francisco Agricultural School operates. The school strictly follows its belief in training the students to become independent and apply their classroom knowledge to the real world. The education the students receive helps develop skills to cultivate an independent market to promote the school’s self-sufficiency. The school provides for itself by producing and using its own energy.The team focused on improving the functionality of the biodigester at the school to provide biogas for use in areas that demand renewable energy. A description of the school’s energy uses and needs as well as methods to improve the production of biogas are provided. Recommendations for a design that improves the efficiency of the biodigester are also included.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies