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Bioremediation of Landfill Leachate and Co-production of Biodiesel

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ann C. Wilkie
BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Laboratory
Soil and Water Science Department
University of Florida-IFAS
Funding for this project is provided by the
William W. (Bill) Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.
Hinkley Center

The purpose of this research project is to identify algae that can effectively remediate landfill leachate. The study will characterize native Floridian algae for their tolerance of landfill leachate, effectiveness at remediating the landfill leachate, and the potential use of the algal biomass as a feedstock for biodiesel production. The research conducted under this project will lay the biological foundation for implementing algal bioremediation of landfill leachate in Florida.