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Secret Cash Stash Discovered in Sewage Treatment Plants

July 29th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

A national research team headed by the Columbia University Engineering School has found that sewage treatment plants in the U.S. could save $100 million per year in electricity costs with a few simple tweaks to cut down on emissions of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas.


Columbia Prof Gets $1.5 Million Grant for Ghana Sewage-to-Biofuel Project

June 2nd, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Here in the U.S., we're starting to reap a rich harvest of sustainable resources from our municipal wastewater treatment plants. The current and potential haul includes biogas, biodiesel, bioplastic, reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, and sludge "cake" that can be used as a soil enhancer. Hydrokinetic power is another option, and treatment plants often make ideal locations for



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