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Garbage for gas?

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Via Ecogeek

 

We’ve seen the potential of gasoline from algae, but there is also a push to turn trash into gas – a concept that has many appeal factors. Byogy, out of Bakersfield, CA, is claiming its process converts trash, manure (both animal and human), landscaping wastes, and other food wastes into high-grade, 95 octane gasoline at a production cost of only $1.20-$2.00 per gallon.

 

The process and company have yet to prove themselves, and a facility won’t be online until two years from now. But Byogy hopes that by 2022, it can fill 2% of the nation’s gas tanks.

 

Sounds pretty cool - I'm all for reusing garbage.

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 I perused their website to better understand the process by which they turn all that garbage into gas, to no avail.  Guess they have yet to reveal that, too?  Even a hint to the process?

 

Regardless, this would be awesome.

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Yeah, that sounds pretty cool...but it's almost too good to be true.  I'll have to see it to believe it.

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Does this "trash" gasoline have the same exhaust toxins as the normal gasoline we currently use?

 

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Originally Posted by organicgal007:

Does this "trash" gasoline have the same exhaust toxins as the normal gasoline we currently use?

 

 

Hard to say.  One clear benefit is that it won't be adding any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, unlike fossil fuels.  Thus it's not really contributing to global warming.  As for other emissions, I don't think there's enough information available about it yet to answer that question.

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