Michael Rodriguez

Bonnie Reiss CNI Fellow Class of 2021

Bonnie Reiss CNI Fellow

Graduate Student, Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Project Description

Michael will conduct a life cycle assessment of anaerobic digestion with Anaergia who is contracted with UC to provide biogas energy with a large food waste anaerobic digester. He will use and modify EPA's WARM tool to model carbon offsets from biogas energy generated as well as soil carbon sequestration and fertilizer offsets from its land application given its specific properties. He may also conduct a field trial of food waste anaerobic digestion application at UCR ag ops experimental fields to determine GHG emissions/carbon sequestration and if match with WARM model.