This project is funded through the state of Michigan, and looks to take food waste from the dining halls, and possibly other places in Houghton, and run it through a pilot plant that will Anaerobically digest the food. This will create a methane gas (among other things) that can be used to heat buildings and water, thus reducing energy and waste disposal costs.
Team Lead - Nishant Singh
Nishant is a graduate student pursuing his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from India's Gujarat University.
After his 2011 graduation, Nishant went on to work for The Linde Group, where he worked as a piping and materials engineer for 4 years. His industry experience and leadership skills will aid the biogas team in achieving and surpassing their goals this academic year.