A New Home: Biodigester Research


Bethany Loya

It’s been a little over two weeks since I arrived here in Costa Rica and so much has happened!

20160625_103945 I am performing this summer’s research with Phillip Dixon (Left), a PhD student through the USF Civil and Environmental Engineering program.

Today we are comfortably settled here in the UGA Costa Rica Lab, the new biodigester is about ready to run, and we are setting up another experiment!

First, let me take a few steps back:

On June 15th we flew in to San Jose Costa Rica, but not before our plane lost signal with Costa Rica and we had to fly back to the Ft Lauderdale airport. Turns out airplanes can’t land in certain airports when they are full of fuel due to weight. So, we spent the about two hours in the air flying over the everglades (taking great pictures) and burning fuel (wondering how many Meatless Mondays I…

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