The forgotten renewable energy source

8/11/2014

Ask anyone to name top renewable energy sources and the answer invariably starts with Solar and Wind. The third place tie up could be between geo-thermal, “everything else” and “I don’t know.” Hardly ever anyone mentions the bio-energy. The energy that we generate from human and animal waste among other things. This is remarkable as the benefits of bio energy are far more with far fewer side effects. Consider…

  • Requires low technology and skills
  • Waste recycling
  • Manure generation
  • Natural gas that can easily be consumed in modern vehicles and other systems
  • Low investment

I could go on but you get the picture. Many developing countries could entirely meet their energy needs just by efficiently using the animal waste.

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