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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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