I just had to speak up for the thermal converters - Dr. Alex
Green<[log in to unmask]>and Green
Liquid and Gas Technologies, Inc <http://www.greenliquidandgas.com/>. is a
Gainesville based UF spinoff corporation actively developing a portable
waste to energy converter which can convert any organic (carbon containing)
material (including plastics). The pyrolysis thermal conversion of solids
to gas takes minutes and yields a hydrocarbon "pyro-gas" with a heating
value between 400 and 1000 BTU/ft^3 depending on feedstock (wood chips on
the low end, pure plastics on the high end).
Because the thermal energy is wasted on boiling water, this process is
ideally suited to processing relatively dry ( <30-40% moisture content)
wastes and can work hand in hand with the bio-digestion by converting
everything that is un-processable via microbial digestion.
We are currently acquiring venture capital to start a production line where
one day soon you could have one of our devices at your very own
Getting local energy from local waste is key to the US energy security - see
the attached article from Stars and Stripes magazine on Dr. Green's WWII
exploits in this area and their modern impact.
Green Liquid and Gas Technologies, Inc.
On Dec 21, 2007 8:57 AM, Scott Edmundson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On cow dung and other manures our own Mr. James Duncan says, "It`s
> ridiculous that we`re not taking advantage of it." A crusader of
> digestion, he goes on to say "the process allows farmers to derive value
> from waste," in a local article by the Alachua post. Dr. Wilkie also
> appears advocating local energy from local waste, a necessity for a fossil
> fuel efficient and conscious society.
> check it out:
> scott j.e.