Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Vassallo, Helen G.

Abstract

The objective of this project was to examine the feasibility of the production of FDCA on an industrial scale and its profitability in the market. The rationale for this project was to identify alternative building blocks to replace fossil-based ones during the manufacturing process in the hopes of reducing the emission of CO2. The methods used to complete this project include axiomatic design, financial analysis and legal analysis. The results showed tremendous potential in the production of FDCA because its production method is feasible and profit could potentially be considerable. The conclusion also indicates that the analytic tools used in the process were effective throughout the decision-making process and can be applied to solve real-world problems in the future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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