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Sweden Turns Garbage Into Energy
2012-10-29 18:17:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At 96 percent, Sweden has one of the highest rates of recycling. So when the country began generating heat and energy from its trash, it should have come as no surprise they would eventually run out of garbage. “We have more capacity than the production of waste in Sweden and that is usable for incineration,” Catarina Ostlund, Senior Advisor for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency told Public Radio...

2012-10-25 04:03:25

In the past few years, high Btu landfill gas (LFG) recovery and treatment has received renewed attention because the process converts large amounts of methane from waste into a viable, renewable fuel. While this process upgrades landfill gas to specifications for natural gas pipeline transport, it also significantly reduces the environmental impact from the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas pollution. In partnership with IESI, a subsidiary of Progressive Waste Solutions, and the US...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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