Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.


Primus Green Energy project was an Interactive Qualifying project done by students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to assess the projected impact of Primus Green Energy’s synthetic gasoline process in the transportation sector. Their effectiveness was evaluated on the potential to reduce the United States’ dependency on oil and to reduce the price of gasoline. Students calculated the ideal gasoline production for a single plant using numbers provided by Primus with biomass used as a feedstock. Other companies were researched and used to form a baseline comparison with Primus when tracking their progress and extrapolating current demonstration data to a larger scale.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering