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Kenya: Is [human] Waste Power the Future?
Think Africa Press ^ | June 21, 2012 | Rachuonyo Duncan

Posted on 06/29/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by kevcol



With shortages of power and rising costs of fuels, Embu prison in Kenya has turned to human excrement to generate power.

Bio-gas now fuels three boilers in the prison kitchen, and firewood costs have been cut down by more than half. Many hope the innovative form of recycling and generating power could be applied in not only all prisons across the country but also in other institutions to significantly reduce energy bills. Waste not, want not

To generate power, human waste is put into a machine called the "digester" and bio-gas is produced by bacteria during a 30-day fermentation period. The gas, which consists mainly of methane, is then captured and burnt as fuel.

Once the bio-gas has been produced and stored in the collection chamber, the remaining slurry is pushed out through the outlet of the dry bend. There the remaining water is purified and the slurry is later released to the farm.

(Excerpt) Read more at thinkafricapress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanwaste; kenya; recycling
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Just you wait - coming soon to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco etc., Add a brown bin to the blue, green, red and yellow ones. Fines for non-compliance and/or under weight containers. \s
1 posted on 06/29/2012 12:08:52 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

If this works out, we’re in luck. We’ve got a pile of Kenyan human waste piled up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: kevcol

Now you’re cookin with crap.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

Thunder Dome!


4 posted on 06/29/2012 12:10:52 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: kevcol
Embu prison in Kenya has turned to human excrement to generate power.

That's nothing -- we did that 3 1/2 years ago, when we elected a piece of it President of the UNited States.

5 posted on 06/29/2012 12:10:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: kevcol

The excrement coming out of D.C. these days is generating a lot of anger from the citizens.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: kevcol

sounds like a potty process.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 12:11:34 PM PDT by brivette
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To: kevcol

Using this method, we could power the whole US, with all the excrement coming out of DC.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SpinnerWebb
Nancy and Teddy in the good old days.

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9 posted on 06/29/2012 12:14:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol
This has been elsewhere for many years. The U.S. could turn its waste into fuel in a similar manner and in some places is doing so.
10 posted on 06/29/2012 12:16:08 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: kevcol

It might just work as it is pretty crappy down there!


11 posted on 06/29/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: count-your-change

Its probably a pretty cost effective solution for a place like Kenya.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 12:17:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

Fines for non-compliance and/or under weight containers. \s

You mean a tax. :P


13 posted on 06/29/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: kevcol
How much $#|+ does it take to power a 737 from Los Angeles to Washington, DC? I submit that this is a total waste of time and motion. Another asinine "green" project.
14 posted on 06/29/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“Kenya: Is [human] Waste Power the Future?”

Human waste is the power of the present in the USSA

15 posted on 06/29/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaParty member, but no longer a Republican)
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To: count-your-change
This has been elsewhere for many years.

Yeah, since at least 1950.

16 posted on 06/29/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: kevcol

The REAL current affairs issue is that Kenyan human waste holds the title of President of the United States of America.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 12:22:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: kevcol
I am fairly certain that sewage treatment plants in the US capture methane gas for energy use and have been for some time.
18 posted on 06/29/2012 12:23:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: kevcol

—Fines for non-compliance...—

It’s not a fine. It’s a tax. ;-)


19 posted on 06/29/2012 12:28:21 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kevcol

Seems to me this could be done at the sewage processing plant.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Ole Okie

So how many hundreds of billions of dollars are we going to be forced to send to Kenya for the ‘secret’ of their technology?


21 posted on 06/29/2012 12:30:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper
Seems to me this could be done at the sewage processing plant.

What sewage processing plant?

It's Kenya, and a prison.

22 posted on 06/29/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kevcol

Our Kenyan is full of more crap than your Kenyan.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: kevcol

No because in Kenya human beings are the food of the future.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: kevcol

The crap coming out of DC could power the universe.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 12:33:31 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Jay Redhawk

they call kenyan’s “soylent brown”


26 posted on 06/29/2012 12:36:02 PM PDT by brivette
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To: kevcol

Its powering politics here, right now.


27 posted on 06/29/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kevcol; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Bio-gas now fuels three boilers in the prison kitchen

I prefer home-cooking.

Apparently, they never heard the saying "don't crap where you eat."

28 posted on 06/29/2012 12:36:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: cuban leaf
Feces as fuel???

Barney F. says "Drill Baby Drill".

29 posted on 06/29/2012 12:37:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: kevcol
Just you wait - coming soon to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco etc., Add a brown bin to the blue, green, red and yellow ones. Fines for non-compliance and/or under weight containers.

Now you are beginning to realize why we can no longer have 5 gallon toilets. The size will get ever smaller.

30 posted on 06/29/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: kevcol

I sure hope the “digester” gets a nice Christmas bonus and lots of vacation time. Whatta job


31 posted on 06/29/2012 12:38:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: cripplecreek
Once the bio-gas has been produced and stored in the collection chamber, the remaining slurry is pushed out through the outlet of the dry bend. There the remaining water is purified and the slurry is later released to the farm.

And then it is put over the next "generation" of foodstuffs.

32 posted on 06/29/2012 12:38:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: UCANSEE2

Now now, its not their fault they’ve just discovered that this fire stuff works on substances other than dried buffalo dung.

Will you be so haughty when they make the connection between drinking water contaminated by raw sewage and sh*tting yourself to death a day or two later? I think not.


33 posted on 06/29/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: cripplecreek

You ain’t had real BBQ ‘til you tried Well-Dung Waygu,, leaves a nice brown crunchy sorta crust,, 2 Mugs up for Yuppies!


34 posted on 06/29/2012 12:44:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: UCANSEE2

The topic of the waste of US cities was brought up.


35 posted on 06/29/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: kevcol

Lots of human waste in D.C. Waste of space. Waste of carbon.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 12:53:48 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

And plenty of people there who know how to shovel it.


37 posted on 06/29/2012 1:10:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kevcol

Our municipal sewage plant generates its own electricity using methane. They told me they generate enough that they don’t have to buy power except from a black start.

And from what I recall a major city we did work in was doing the same thing. This isn’t unusual I don’t think. The methane is generated anyway as you treat the waste so its just a matter of capturing it and burning it in an engine which drives a generator.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 1:13:56 PM PDT by marron
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To: kevcol

Suggest the Kenyan go back to Kenya and solve their energy problem...after all he’s full of $#it!


39 posted on 06/29/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: kevcol

The prisoners say “don’t eat the food....it tastes like shit!”


40 posted on 06/29/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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This would be cool in a vehicle. A turd powered F250 Super Doody.


41 posted on 06/29/2012 1:19:56 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: kevcol

So if Obama throws money at this - he can claim he created millions of SH!T Jobs


42 posted on 06/29/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by PMAS (ABO 2012)
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To: kevcol

When I was a kid the local sewage disposal plant used sewer gas to run an engine that generated electricity.


43 posted on 06/29/2012 1:39:04 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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Fines for non-compliance and/or under weight containers. \s

Guess those with constipation will get a tax credit from the ∅ Poo Panel™ ?

Is this what they meant by a 'shovel-ready' project?

44 posted on 06/29/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT by QT3.14 (ZeroTax Death Panels = Shovel-ready projects?)
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So if Obama throws money at this - he can claim he created millions of SH!T Jobs

Throws money like this?

Also, 2012 DNC stadium is ready for TOTUS (Turd of the United States)


45 posted on 06/29/2012 3:05:37 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Electile Dysfunction...inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president)
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To: righttackle44
The REAL current affairs issue is that Kenyan human waste holds the title of President of the United States of America.

P O T U S T O T U S (Turd of the United States)...fixed it fer you.

46 posted on 06/29/2012 3:10:15 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Electile Dysfunction...inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president)
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To: popdonnelly
And plenty of people there who know how to shovel it.

And plenty of people here. After all, Team ∅™ promised Shovel-ready jobs to stimulate the economy.

47 posted on 06/29/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Electile Dysfunction...inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president)
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To: kevcol

Well - we already have a 6 foot Kenyan P.O.S. in the White House.


48 posted on 06/29/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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49 posted on 06/29/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: kevcol

Soylent Green is people. Poop is power. Right!!


50 posted on 06/29/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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