Monday, February 16, 2009

The new “Black Gold”: biofuel from sewage

Sewage - The Next Big Feedstock for Biofuel?

We’re already harvesting methane from sewage and spreading treated sewage solids on farms and open space, so it’s not a stretch to imagine running our cars on biofuel from sewage, too.  Specifically, running our cars on sewage grease.  An enormous amount of grease enters our sewer systems - about  495 million gallons annually in the U.S. alone.  Most of it gets captured and collected at sewage treatment plants.  So what’s stopping us - the ick factor aside - from siphoning off this readily available and potentially valuable biofuel feedstock?

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The New “Black Gold”: Biofuel from Sewage

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