Faculty Advisor

Tryggvason, Gretar.


The construction, operation, and feasibility of an anaerobic digestion plant are discussed. All aspects of the anaerobic digestion process are examined and its ability to produce and sell fertilizer and various forms of energy are evaluated. It has been determined that the facility can generate revenues of around 10 million dollars annually from fertilizer sales with a two percent market capture. Energy sales will surpass that of fertilizer sales, although the regulations and methods for delivery have yet to be studied.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering