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Carbon Offset Technology Review Project

Posted by Stacy Gloss on May 9, 2022

iSEE Carbon Offset Program: Technology Research and Options
Authors: Jane Williams, Rachel Pu, Fina Healy, Natalia Ptaszek, and Angela Andrada

Students from the ABE469 Capstone Course taught by professor Ann Witmer met over the course of the Spring 2022 semester to research renewable energy technologies and carbon sink projects appropriate for campus and communtiy in our surrounding county-vicinity. The purpose is to provide technology options for the Local Carbon Offset Program described in the iCAP objectives.  A local carbon offset program would be designed to offset staff & faculty travel, and the offset funds generated can be used in local projects that reduce or sequester carbon on campus and in the community. The technologies reviewed by the student engineering team include:

  • solar photovoltaics
  • biodigestor
  • planting trees
  • prairie restoration
  • geothermal heating and cooling

The final deliverables report and presentation are attached.