About — Landfill Biogas Evaluation (UC Davis)

Fall 2019 - D-Lab 0


UC Davis owns and operates an anaerobic bio-digester that converts food waste into biogas. The heating value (or methane content) of this biogas, combined with landfill gas is too low for it to be widely useful, unless it is upgraded.

Students developed the following solution: a combined stream of biogas from an anaerobic biodigester and a landfill can act as a renewable resource for various potential end uses while also reducing UC Davis carbon emissions, depending on the balance of technical and economic factors.

Read the project proposal

Read the presentation