Programs & Projects

Biomass Gasification Scale-Up and Commercialization

March 2021 - March 2022


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 will work 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 will complete market studies for the initial markets of Costa Rica and Michigan, support advancements in the engineering and design of a commercial-scale product, and initiate commercial agreements with partners and customers.


Note: This work is supported under the MTRAC Program by the State of Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund received through the Michigan Strategic Fund and administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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