Faculty Advisor

Dempsey, James

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine

Project Center

Costa Rica


The Reventazon River in Cartago, Costa Rica has become polluted by waste oil. COMCURE, an environmental management agency, and five municipalities within Cartago wish to build a plant to process this waste oil into biodiesel. We investigated economic, social and environmental impacts the plant may have through a cost-benefit analysis, site assessments, and research. From our investigation, we concluded that the plant will be profitable, accepted by the public, and should be implemented at a site in Oreamuno.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies