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The Power of Dog Poop

April 1, 2011 in Biotech/ Biofuels

The Park Spark Project was started by conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta interested in exploring the relationship between people and their environment. The concept is simple and beautiful (…though maybe a bit stinky): convert dog poop into usable methane gas to power a lamp (or other uses — they’re open to ideas!) using an anaerobic methane [...]

Purpose Energy, Inc.

March 23, 2011 in Biotech/ Biofuels, Recycling

Reduce waste.  Create energy.  Cut costs.  And finally, make beer. Purpose Energy converts brewery waste (leftover hops, barley, and yeast) using an anaerobic methane digester into biogas used to process the brewery’s wastewater. The Magic Hat Brewery in Burlington, Vermont was the first brewery to invest in PurposeEnergy’s “Biphase Orbicular Biodigester” which began operations in [...]