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Prickly Pear cactus as biogas energy source

Prickly Pear cactus is drought-resistant, can be grown where other crops die, and makes surprisingly good fuel for anerobic digestion, which then creates biogas. The cactus breaks down much faster than manure and is considered a nuisance in many areas now. It can be harvested, perhaps on commercial scale, to produce natural gas or generate […]

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Biodigester. Cooking fuel from cow manure

This biodigester produces enough cooking gas for a family in Costa Rica from manure from grass-fed cows. That means they don’t have to buy gas they can barely afford and have to travel long distances to get. Seems like this could be used all over the world. Here’s how it works, with full instructions on […]

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Electricity from trash

Waste Management is creating electricity from rotting garbage at 100 of its landfills, and plans more such projects. This is a double win, as the methane gas produced by the garbage has a 21 times worse greenhouse gas effect than carbon dioxide. But now it can be captured to create energy rather than being emitted […]

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Banana methane powered cars

And more! Biogas can be produced any numbers of ways, often from that which would have been burned or put into landfills as waste. This includes animal and human waste too. In fact, biogas can be produced from landfills too.

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