Sewage to Fuel

SEWAGE SLUDGE SETTLES ON BOTTOM OF BEAKER. SEW...
SEWAGE SLUDGE SETTLES ON BOTTOM OF BEAKER. SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT – NARA – 543811 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s right, we can now power your car with your own poop. How weird is that?

“Human waste can create much more than a foul odor. Researchers at Mississippi State University have created a patented process which turns our by-products into an alternative diesel energy source. Publicly owned wastewater treatment plants generate over 8 million tons of sewage sludge annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A typical family of four generates up to 400 gallons of wastewater per day and pays $435 per year, according to the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.”

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