Students taking classes outside on the Clarkson campus

Projects

  • NHD Project:    

                 Pilot and full scale anaerobic digestion, co-generation systems are being installed at the North Harbor Dairy farm near Lake Ontario. 

  • Model Project:    

                 Data from the digester and energy recovery system will be used to validate the mathematical model and software created for design studies and to optimize the economic return from existing digester systems.

  • Life-Cycle Project    

                  Environmental and economic impacts of the overall project are being quantified from a systems perspective. 

  • Survey Project:    

                  In-depth interiews and a survey of dairy farmers are being conducted to understand the motivations for installing the anaerobic digester and energy recovery system, experiences with the systems and the socio-economic factors that influence the relative propensity to install the systems.