Faculty Advisor

Dempsey, James

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine

Center

COSTARICA / Costa Rica

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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