The process generates methane gas which is used the heat the effluent. So out of about 100 btu's made into product only 15 btu's are used in heating.
This stuff may actually mean an end to foreign oil dependence for everyone, at least the countries with large land bodies.
To: Dark Knight
Do you have a citation on the study or report that you refer to. From a cursory position this sounds too efficient unless I am missing something. It would seem to me that using the methane directly would be more efficient. How much additional organic material is converted to fuel after the process of methane production? Can methane production be enhanced? Interesting, nevertheless.
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