Tag: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute score $2 million to improve MSW-based biofuel

Worcester Polytechnic Institute score $2 million to improve MSW-based biofuel

January 22, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, chemical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are broadening attempts to convert waste into environmentally friendly biofuels, lowering reliance on fossil fuels, cutting the amount of municipal waste going into landfills, and reducing water pollution and unhealthy emissions from petroleum products and landfills. Now, with a $1,995,199 three-year grant from the Department of Energy […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute find “red mud” key to bio-oil production from food waste

Worcester Polytechnic Institute find “red mud” key to bio-oil production from food waste

April 11, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute have determined that “red mud,” a waste product of aluminum refining, boosts energy recovery from food waste to 80% from the average 25% recovery using hydrothermal liquefaction  or the 40% recently achieved using a metal oxide catalyst called cerium-zirconia. With a third of the food produced annually on […]

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Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

April 7, 2018 |

Parents may tell their kids to eat all the food on their plate, we may know all the lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s “Just Eat It” satire song, or even watched the movie about foods waste called “Just Eat It,” but according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food waste is still […]

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