Costa Rica Project Featured in MSU President's Report (Click for Link)

Dana Kirk has been a Spartan his entire adult life, earning four degrees from MSU and now holding a faculty position. In 2011, he was selected to be the project manager for the project in Costa Rica—partnering with the University of Costa Rica to build an anaerobic digester that turns food and animal waste into energy.

The project has a lot of benefits. It gets rid of waste, produces energy, and serves as a learning tool to see how well the system works and if it makes sense to use similar facilities in other places.

“What I like about this project is the technology and the ability to reuse the waste in a way that’s better,” says Kirk. “It makes sense that if we can do this and have it be affordable, then we should do it.” ...