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  • Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting

    06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
  • Germany’s Biogas Bhopal? Deadly E. Coli “House-Made” Says Expert

    06/05/2011 3:17:04 PM PDT · by red flanker · 17 replies
    No Tricks Zone ^ | June 5, 2011 | P. Gosselin
    The German Die Welt online here reports that veterinary and medical experts are now saying that biogas plants may be the source of the lethal E. coli bacteria now running rampant through Germany. Although the disaster is nowhere the scale we saw in Bhopal, India, so far we have seen 18 dead and over 500 hospitalized. And needless to say, millions of Europeans are spooked. Die Welt writes: Ernst-Günther Hellwig, director of the Agricultural and Veterinary Academy in Horstmar, warns that the bacteria likely comes from new sources, saying the epidemic is a house-made German problem. ‘It is possible that...
  • Bio-Bug: Car run on human waste is launched

    08/07/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT · by freebilly · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/6/2010 | Laura Roberts
    The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles. Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year. This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. It can power a conventional two litre VW Beetle...
  • Unique biogas plant to be fuelled by carcasses

    12/10/2009 10:13:58 AM PST · by thackney · 29 replies · 865+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | December 10, 2009 | David Finlayson
    Turning a dead cow into something resembling a jar of molasses may sound like a bad science fiction movie, but the reality is the groundbreaking technology should have far-reaching benefits for ranchers, packing plants and the environment. It's called thermal hydrolysis, a process that uses high temperature saturated steam and pressure to get rid of infectious proteins and other micro-organisms in animal carcasses and other organic waste. And developer Biosphere Technologies is preparing to build the world's first pilot demonstration plant at Lacombe after 14 years of research and clinical trials of its patented Biorefinex process. The resulting ooze is...
  • Sweden turning sewage into a gasoline substitute (Virtually odorless)

    05/31/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies · 165+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | May 27, 2008 | James Kanter
    GOTEBORG, Sweden: Taking a road trip? Remember to visit the toilet first. This city is among dozens of municipalities in Sweden with facilities that transform sewage waste into enough biogas to run thousands of cars and buses. Cars using biogas created a stir when they began to be rolled out on a large scale at the start of the decade. The tailpipe emissions are virtually odorless, the fuel is cheaper than gasoline and diesel, and the idea of recovering energy from toilet waste appealed to green-minded Swedes. "When you're in the bathroom in the morning and you can see something...
  • World's first biogas train makes maiden voyage in Sweden

    10/24/2005 10:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 339+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 10/24/05 | AFP
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The world's first train to run on biogas, a renewable energy source made up of organic waste, made its maiden voyage in Sweden, a country that has high hopes for biofuels. "The train left on time, at 2:32 pm (1242 GMT) and everything is going well," said Peter Unden, head of marketing at Svensk Biogas, the company that owns the train. The train which links the city of Linkoeping, just south of Stockholm, to the east coast town of Vaestervik some 80 kilometers (50 miles) away, is scheduled to make one trip a day to begin with,...