Anaerobic Digester Project

Anaerobic Digester Project

Project Leader: Tressa Mikel

Sponsor: Engineers for a Sustainable World

TGIF Mini-Grant: $1,256.50

Project Theme: Waste Reduction

Project Location:

2015 Application Submission

Status: In Progress


  • Build an anaerobic digester to efficiently convert food waste into methane
  • Use byproduct, digestate, as a nutrient-rich fertilizer
  • Analyze feasibility of implementing digesters in student houses at-large around campus

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.