John Paczkowski

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No, SlurryCarb's About as Far From a Nutrition Bar as You Can Get …

pooppower.jpg“Time to pay the electric bill” may soon supplant “I’m going to see a man about a horse” as the most popular bathroom-break euphemism–in Los Angeles County, anyway. Working with a group of SoCal sanitation districts, EnerTech Environmental is building the country’s first commercial biomass-to-energy plant. Once finished, the facility will convert 675 wet tons of biosolids (processed municipal-sewage sludge) a day from five municipalities in the Los Angeles region into approximately 145 tons of renewable fuel. How? Why, with “SlurryCarb,” of course. Developed by EnerTech, SlurryCarb chemically converts municipal-sewage sludge and other organic wastes into a high-energy liquid fuel that, when burned, generates emissions well below EPA air standards, even without the use of pollution-control systems. Sounds like a compelling solution for our current waste-disposal problems and perhaps even an Inconvenient Truth or two.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik