Faculty Advisor

Timko, Michael T.

Abstract

With the current climate crisis going on around the world, the need for sustainable energy sources have never been greater. Using waste products from everyday life as feedstock for sustainable biofuels helps reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel usage and from landfills across America. Colleges and Universities are in a unique position due to having a relatively consistent population every year that uses electricity and heat while producing a consistent amount of waste. Using the food and green waste generated on campus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the campus could generate biofuels to replace fossil fuels for heating and campus run vehicles.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-07

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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