Biomass Gasification Scale-Up and Commercialization

WDI is supporting commercialization of gasification technology, which generates renewable power and organic fertilizer/biochar from agricultural waste. With a grant from the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State University, WDI worked with Jose Alfaro, assistant professor of practice at U-M’s School for Environment and Sustainability and WDI Research Fellow. As part of the project, WDI completed market studies for the initial markets of Costa Rica and Michigan, supported advancements in the engineering and design of a commercial-scale product, and initiated commercial agreements with partners and customers.

WDI’s Education Initiative is continually interested in what helps entrepreneurs succeed. In this blog, Lisa Bradshaw describes her journey to becoming a successful social entrepreneur by blending traditional knowledge with academic and industry practice.

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