Engineers Without Borders Puget Sound Professionals - General Chapter Meeting (March 2018)
If you are interested in international development and want to use your engineering skills to make a positive impact, please consider joining us on Tuesday, March 20th. Chapter meetings are a great way for new members and interested volunteers to network with their fellow engineers and planners, learn about the Chapter's three international projects and find opportunities to get involved.
Our guest speakers this month will be Nate Janega (Sr Project Engineer) and Joe Swain (Lead Architect) of the Mt Everest Biogas Project.
The mission of the Mount Everest Biogas Project is to deploy a visionary solar-powered biogas system capable of operating at extreme high-altitude environmental conditions, eliminating the hazardous dumping of untreated human waste. Beginning with simple off-the-shelf technology systems already widely established and readily available in Nepal, the Mount Everest Biogas Project has designed a new solution that accommodates the harsh conditions and fragile infrastructure in the remote villages surrounding Mount Everest.
Helping preserve the Mount Everest region, the Mount Everest Biogas Project’s pilot project in Gorak Shep (elevation 5,180m/17,000ft) will be a first-of-its-kind, ensuring the safe disposal of human waste generated by climbers at Everest Base Camp. In addition, the system will provide direct and indirect benefits to the people of Nepal in the form of environmentally safe products: a clean burning renewable energy source (methane gas) and an odorless nutrient-rich effluent that may be used as fertilizer.
Chapter meetings are a great way for new members and interested volunteers to network with their fellow engineers and planners, learn about the PSP Chapter's three international projects and find opportunities to get involved.