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Poop to Plastic?

November 2nd, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

When making a list of the most promising new sustainability innovations, sewage probably wouldn't be the first topic that springs to mind. Let’s face it – beyond being the butt of jokes, what other good can come out of human waste? Well, one company thinks they’ve figured out how to use sewage to reduce humanity’s environmental impact and oil dependence. Wastewater treatment plants could be a gold mine in the quest to replace the petroleum used every year to make plastic for packaging. energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan got a whiff of how sewer sludge is being turned into sustainable plastic

Dallas Hops on the Sewage-to-Biogas Bandwagon

April 24th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Dallas, Texas has become the latest hotspot for renewable energy, in this case the capture and reuse of biogas from sewage. Biogas is a byproduct of the sewage treatment process and until now it has been routinely flared off at treatment plants. That's right, until recently biogas has been treated as a mere

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