Details

Project TitleLandfill Methane Enhancement Process
Track Code2008-008
Short Description

The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a partner for licensing a zero-discharge landfill process which recycles landfill exhaust gasses.

Abstract

This technology uses landfill exhaust gases to further heat the landfill and to add moisture to the landfill. In addition, the landfill exhaust can be routed to a separate tank to cultivate algae as a biofuel feedstock.

 
Tagsalgae, flare, landfill, methane, exhaust, gases, cultivation, zero-discharge, algal oils, biodiesel, biofuel
 
Posted DateApr 17, 2015 12:07 PM

Researcher

Name
Xiomara Carolina Kretschmer
Russell Chianelli

Manager

Name
Melissa Silverstein

Advantages

  • Enables biofuel production
  • Captures landfill exhaust gases
  • Generates electricity

Potential Applications

  • Energy generation
  • Biofuels
  • Environmental
  • Waste management

Contact Information

For more information, please contact UTEP's Office of Technology Transfer at techtransfer@utep.edu or 915-747-8030

Files

File Name Description
2008-008 One Pager None Download

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
8,956,854 Feb 17, 2015 Utility United States