TITLE

Converting Waste into Fuel

PUB. DATE
November 1988
SOURCE
Futurist;Nov/Dec88, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the processes in which energy from new biomass-disposal methods can be used to fuel production processes. Consideration of a process developed by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories which converts biomass and wet organic wastes into methane gas; Use of methane to power production processes; Lack of effectiveness of conventional thermal methods of treating wet organic materials; Use of a water slurry to pump material into a gasification system; Need for portable processing systems at industrial sites; How wet biomass includes grain which has been used at breweries, potato peels, apple pomace, cheese whey, and waste water among other things.
ACCESSION #
15285564

 

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