The Weekend Wonk: Pigs. Poop. Power.

November 11, 2012

This weekend’s discussion about algae based fuel lead me to this vid on agricultural biogas production,  from the University of Nebraska.

I know that methane digesters from animal feedlot operations are a significant piece of the new energy mix in other countries, especially Germany.  We’re just getting our feet slimed so far here in the US.

More here, if anyone’s interested.


7 Responses to “The Weekend Wonk: Pigs. Poop. Power.”

  1. mrsircharles Says:

    At least 20 times better to burn the methane and produce electricity than just releasing it into the atmosphere, and the farmer can make some money too.


    And here a Meat Eater’s Guide: Get to Know the Carbon Footprint of Your Diet

    You’ll be surprised.

  2. MorinMoss Says:

    Nice use of Google Earth zoom in the opening sequence.
    I hope Mr Kluthe voted for Obama this past week; I don’t think Romney would be on board, he’s too busy loving coal.

    • I would hope that Mr. Kluthe voted for Ron Paul, or Jesse Ventura, or even Kinky Friedman… Anyone besides the two illuminatti puppets we were offered to “choose” from. There is a movie called Ethos, viewable online for free. Here is a link to it:
      I advise anyone and everyone to watch this documentary before “voting” in the next “election”. If you watch it, you will understand why.

      • MorinMoss Says:

        Unless Ron Paul forms his own party, a vote for him is to simply voting for the GOP status quo.
        Remember what Norquist said about only needing a president who can hold a pen.

  3. We could do this at every sewage treatment plant, and every large(r) farm. You can do it is large(r) cities too in the parks department with all the grass clippings and autumn leaves. You can get both heat and methane – and you end up with high quality (non-water soluble nitrogen) fertilizer after the slurry is exhausted.


  4. Digesters need to be developed for sewage treatment plants that handle human waste, and also for landfills that accept organic garbage. Politicians need to stop wasting our money on bailing out their campaign contributors and lining their own pockets, and start investing it in things of this nature.

  5. Bruce Miller Says:

    Americans facing the Fiscal Cliff: Copy and store this article – it may save your town, city’s life in the times upon us soon enough.

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