Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogging about Biogas

Flint's making news with its biogas plans. Here's Bradford Plumer from The New Republic's environment and energy blog:
"Hmm… have we been selling sewage short? Rob noted the other day that small-scale biogas digesters—which convert human and animal waste into methane that an be used for cooking fuel—can do a lot for the developing world. But now here's Flint, Michigan, thinking even bigger, looking to create a new biogas system that would turn municipal sewage into fuel for the city's bus fleet..."

It's great to see Flint in the news for something other than crime and economic devastation.

1 comment:

  1. I have been looking at the biogas plants Flint Michigan will be using, these will take too much input without enough energy output. This is old biogas technology, even though it's a good idea, there is a better technology that does not take up as much space as these big fermenters and they also have a higher output of energy


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