Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Electricity in your garbage

Since we have been thinking about power generation and Metro Vancouver is trying to find a final solution to waste, perhaps it's time to look at radical alternatives.

Within The Electricity in Your Garbage by T.L. Caswell at Truthdig there is a link to an L.A. Times story describing how a California grower annually saves $700,000 in power costs and $400,000 in disposal charges by using onion juice to run a fuel cell.

Gills Onions is one of a small but growing cadre of U.S. companies generating their own electricity on site with waste from their production processes. In addition to plant material, firms are using a variety of feedstocks, including animal manure, vegetable oil, whey -- even beer.

Also, see Onion Power at
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