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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


Food gives you gas...biogas!

Project Overview

Project Need: Food scraps are treated as waste and could be used for energy and resources. 

Project Vision: The goal of our project was to lay the groundwork necessary to have an anaerobic digester and biogas system built on campus within the next few years through educational outreach and a feedstock assessment study.  By educating as many people as possible about the many benefits of biogas and anaerobic digestion, we move society toward the greater goal of using waste for energy! The feedstock assessment study will inform the campus architects and engineers who will design the new campus building and biogas system for the school.


Educational Outreach:

Feedstock Assessment Study:


Works Cited

US EPA. 2006. Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2008. Washington DC.

Wilkie, A.C. 2006. The other bioenergy solution: the case for converting organics to biogas. Eng Technol Sustainable World 13(8): 11-12.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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