Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Biogas digesters

Nothing particularly new -- twenty-five years ago at Findhorn I roomed with a guy who designed these things for a living, albeit then for use in developing nations. What is new is the French town of Lille's use of the methane, suitably cleaned up and pressurized, for transportation.

Do you think that all the number twos from 360 residential students, and a few sheep, might be enough to run our van fleet? Now that would be s... hot!

Digesting the problem

Britain has fallen well behind much of Europe when it comes to utilizing manure from farms and waste from abattoirs and food processors to create gas and electricity. But that could soon change. Terry Slavin reports


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