A pilot project using bio-methane produced from a sewage treatment plant has led to the deployment of the U.K.’s first poop-powered airport shuttle.
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The Volvo FE CNG garbage truck has an all-new, 9-liter (!!) engine pumping out 320 horsepower and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque that runs solely on CNG.
A new study has revealed that old oil wells may be a major source of methane emissions. Oil drilling is the environmental disaster that keeps on giving!
Developed in Russia, a new method of extracting commercially viable biogas from farm waste is promising to revolutionize the biogas industry.
Longtime readers of this blog should already have a sense of why fracking is bad, how fracking causes earthquakes, exhausts water supplies, contaminates drinking water, “disrupts” families, puts toxic arsenic into the ground, and produces a product that, every now and then, blows up cornfields in the middle of the night. Still, there’s always been […]
A major new study in Geophysical Research Letters by 19 researchers — primarily from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) — shows that the natural gas fields leaked 6-12% of the total methane produced, on average, throughout the month of February … that’s way bad.
Spanish firm All-gas is using human waste to create biofuel, in what is a remarkably unique development. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Southwest Spain, uses waste water to produce algae-based biofuel. The 12m Euro project is part of Spain’s strategy to encourage alternative energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
I am a laid back guy, but wasting food really bothers me. There are people in the world who would kill for that half-finished burger or apple you took two bites out of. But I’m also not one of those “freegans” who rummage through peoples’ trash either. Sometimes bad food is bad food, and it […]
Hog and pig poop is disgusting and there are tens of millions of these curly tailed animals in farms across the U.S. Pig manure has a high nitrogen content which makes for poor fertilizer, so the manure if commonly pumped into giant open pools where it releases tons of methane into the air. Yuck. […]
It was once dreamed that farmers would be able to fuel their vehicles off the very land they tilled. Indeed, some farmers these days do just that, whether it be ethanol, biodiesel or biogas. New Holland is offering farmers another, even-cleaner option; a “farm ready” tractor powered by hydrogen. The NH2 Tractor is a “farm […]
Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, is being touted by some as the solution to our oil problem. And it is true that new technology and discoveries suggest that America is sitting on huge, untapped reserves of shale gas, and the CNG industry is expected to explode in the next decade. With that in mind, Stery […]
Researchers at Penn State University claim to have developed a process which shows “that pure hydrogen gas can efficiently be produced from virtually limitless supplies of seawater and river water and biodegradable organic matter” … which is, of course, a fancy way of saying “poopy water”.
I never understood the fascination with panda bears. They’re kind of dicks, and they closer in relation to garbage-eating raccoons than actual bears. But they may have a use beyond giving jobless hippies something to protest. Bacteria discovered in their poo may hold the key to making biofuel from otherwise useless biomass.
In the classic film Back to the Future Part II, the iconic Doc Brown uses a banana peel and other trash to power the DeLorean time machine through a neat device called Mr. Fusion. Doc Brown purchased and modified Mr. Fusion in some far flung future. However, now trash to fuel, a once fantastic and […]
The Dominican Republic recently inaugurated its first natural gas plant in Boca Chica, which the government hopes will supply fuel to 143,000 vehicles over the next three years.
There are a lot of ways to sell a car. You can highlight its speed, luxury, comfort, or fuel efficiency. In Israel, Toyota’s marketing campaign decided to highlight the lack of emissions by comparing the Prius with a sheep’s butt.
For years now, many landfills from California to the Great Lakes have been collecting the natural methane biogas and using them to power homes and facilities. Now Toronto is readying its firstbiogas-capable garbage truck.
There’s something about defecation that seems to both fascinate and revulse humans at the same time. In other words, there’s just something funny about poop and I can’t explain it. I will however, direct your attention to a poop-powered VW Bug built by some enterprising Brits. GENeco has streamlined a process that allows this VW […]
Here in the US, tea is essentially a niche product, falling way behind coffee in terms of popularity. But in places like the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, tea far surpasses coffee as a national past time. In 2008 alone, the world production of black tea was more than 3.8 million tons. Typically, all those […]
[social_buttons] Two million square miles of permafrost—an area two-thirds the size of the United States has now thawed since the beginning of the 20th century. And all that thawing permafrost is costing the Russian oil and gas industry billions of dollars to repair damaged pipelines and infrastructure as global warming changes the face of western […]