MASTER'S PROJECT: Life-Cycle Modeling and Environmental Impact Assessment of Commercial Scale Biogas Production

Start Date: 
Jan 1, 2011
End Date: 
Apr 30, 2012
Summary: 

The goal of this project is to quantify the benefits and impacts of the Swedish Biogas International LLC facility in Flint, MI by applying dynamic life cycle modeling techniques. The project focuses on air emissions, material flows into and out of the facility, energy efficiency, and evaluating beneficial biosolid disposal opportunities.

Deliverables

Primary:

Environmental Assessment Report for Generating Value-added Chemicals from the Commercial-Scale Production of Biogas.

Secondary:

Detailed Project Scope and Plan.

Literature Review on State-of-the-art of generating Value-Added Products from biogas production.

Interim Progress Report.

Michigan Value-added Chemicals Market Analysis, using input from Chemical Engineering Students.

 

Research Areas: