EQUIPMENT TURNING SEWERAGE TO USEFUL PHOSPHORUS

Ostara reactors harvest phosphorus from raw sewage Here’s something rather important that you might not know: there may be a worldwide phosphorus shortage within the next few decades. The majority of the world’s phosphorus is currently mined from non-renewable phosphate rock deposits, and widely used in crop fertilizers. Scientists have begun to question just how […]

COLLECTING & USING THE HEAT FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTERS TO CREATE USEABLE ENERGY

Harvesting heat from computers One estimates that half of the energy consumed by data centres goes toward cooling computer processors, with most of the removed hot air simply being blown into the atmosphere. Instead, IBM sees that heat being captured & used to warm the air in other areas of the building, to heat water, […]

EXHAUST HEAT PUT TO CREATING USEABLE ENERGY

Yet another automotive gas-electric hybrid technology looms The energy crisis has certainly catalyzed a great deal of thought about how we harvest all that energy we previously wasted. The petroleum-burning internal combustion engine has traditionally leaked energy from the exhaust system in the form of heat, but new ThermoElectric Generator (TEG) research at Purdue University […]

BIO DIESEL PRODUCTS TO FORTIFY STOCK FEEDS

Fortifying Feed With Biodiesel Co-Products Science (Oct. 9, 2007) — Biofuel research isn’t just a matter of finding the right type of biomass—corn grain, soybean oil, animal fat, wood or other material—and converting it into fuel. Scientists must also find environmentally and economically sound uses for the by-products of biofuel production. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) […]

PIG MANURE TO FUEL CRUDE OIL

Chemists Get Scoop On Crude ‘Oil’ From Pig Manure Science (June 17, 2008) — After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain about a number of things. Most obviously, “This stuff smells worse than manure,” says NIST chemist Tom Bruno. […]

CHICKEN MANURE TO ENERGY EQUIPMENT

VIV Europe 2010: Innovative gasification system to be introduced Chicken manure to energy Environmentally friendly, climate neutral and reliable: For the first time ever on display world wide at VIV Europe will be a gasification system which transforms biomass for example from poultry manure into energy. The clou of the Big Dutchman innovation is that, except for […]

FOREST WASTE INTO VALUABLE CRUDE OIL FUEL

Bio-Crude Turns Cheap Wood Waste into Valuable Fuel Science (Feb. 4, 2008) — CSIRO and Monash University have developed a chemical process that turns green waste into a stable bio-crude oil. The bio-crude oil can be used to produce high value chemicals and biofuels, including both petrol and diesel replacement fuels. “By making changes to […]

FOOD INDUSTRY WASTE CONVERTS TO BIO GAS FUEL

Obtaining Bio-Gas From Food Industry Waste Science (Mar. 31, 2009) — The AZTI-Tecnalia technological centre, experts in food research, have put a biogas plant into operation in order to investigate novel systems of sustainable energy production based on the use of waste and sub-products from the food industry. This new plant exploits the enormous potential […]

SEWERAGE PLANTS WITH HIGH ENERGY SAVINGS

Energy-Efficient Sewage Plants Science (Aug. 22, 2009) — High-rate digestion with microfiltration is state-of-the-art in large sewage plants. It effectively removes accumulated sludge and produces biogas to generate energy. A study now reveals that even small plants can benefit from this process. Sewage plants remove organic matter from wastewater. If the accumulating sludge decays, biogas […]

SEWERAGE SLUDGE TO BIOFUEL,CLOSE TO REALITY

Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge Within Pennies a Gallon of Being Competitive Science (May 20, 2010) — Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS’ Energy & Fuels. Sludge is the […]