A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.
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A paper at this week’s American Chemical Society meeting will discuss extracting microscopic precious metals from human waste.
Two social enterprises in India are putting the very poor to work by reclaiming fallen palm leaves and animal poop, and using them as raw materials.
Been on the road this week, so a bit less attuned to what’s going on in the green blogosphere… but this morning’s quicker-than-usual scan still shows an awful lot of oil spill news. Not surprising, of course… but many, many other interesting, relevant stories out there. Here’s five that caught my eye…
June’s most often associated with weddings, summer vacations, and Father’s Day… as you can see by the headline, we went in some other directions that month, too. Summer was here, and the living was sustainable… and here are some of our best efforts. June 2008 Caroline Savery declared that one of the top rules of […]
2008 was a banner year for sustainablog, and we want to end it as strongly as we started. So, for the next twelve days, I’ll take a look back at some of the best and most memorable posts from the past year. Let me start off, though, by expressing my immense gratitude to all of […]
After years of debate and planning, the St. Paul, MN city council has voted unanimously to move forward with a unique plan to produce biogas from manure and ethanol waste in rural farms and pump it miles to power an enormous paper recycling plant. The energy-efficiency of recycling paper is not the best, so this […]
Chicken poop ain’t pretty, but it’s potential as an energy source has a number of large-scale poultry operations taking a second look at the smelly stuff. The price tags on such projects can climb pretty high, though: Georgia’s Green Power EMC project, for instance, was projected to cost $20 million when announced in early 2006. […]
So, those of you who’ve been around for a while know that I couldn’t pass this one up: yesterday, Minneapolis-based Bison Renewable Energy broke ground on what will be the world’s largest methane gas facility in Sioux City, Iowa. When the plant begins operations early next year, it will hold up to 11 million gallons […]
Generally not, but that could change if research being conducted by the University of Michigan and the US Department of Agriculture is successful. The task: developing flooring (and other products) from cow poop…. really! [Researchers] say that fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in making fiberboard, which is […]