Archive for the ‘Biogas’ Category
Human waste could be an important source of “green” electricity for cooking and heating if it is converted into methane. Hundreds of thousands of people could benefit from this amazing source of energy. For this reason United Utilities is planning a £4.3 million scheme to build sewage treatment plants that can generate sewage gas for [...]
Lunen, a German town north of Dortmund, will become the world’s first town powered by biogas generated from cow and horse manure. In addition, the local authorities are also planning to use organic material from local farms in the process which would generate electricity for 90,000 inhabitants.
A team of Penn State engineers have discovered how to produce methane from carbon dioxide and water. The engineers claim that this new process could convert electricity into methane, using methanogenic microorganisms commonly founded in dumps and marshes.
Dixon Ridge Farm, situated in Sacramento, California, generates energy from vaporized walnut shells. The farm’s generator uses a technology called “flash pyrolysis” which transforms the walnut shells into biogas. The walnut shells are burned in the BioMax generator which converts these into sufficient gas to power a 1,000 square-foot storage refrigerator.