The Ultimate Renewable Energy Source

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The Ultimate Renewable Energy Source

Postby pezimmerman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:16 am

This idea is, well, kind of a stinker.
Waste disposal is a major concern in all societies. Namely: how can we process the stuff in a sanitary but ecologically friendly manner? With 6+ Billion people and all their livestock, waste treatment is only going to grow in importance in the coming decades.
We're also approaching peak oil and we've all but run through the world's reserves of anthracite coal. While nuclear power is an option for the developed world, it remains out of the reach of most developing nations.
You see where this is going.
We need someone to find a way of turning poop into an ecologically friendly fuel source.
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Re: The Ultimate Renewable Energy Source

Postby aburt » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:32 pm

3 -- I'll toss in a few points for this one. :)

I always liked the "Mr. Fusion" idea from Back to the Future. Toss in a banana peel and off you go.
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Re: The Ultimate Renewable Energy Source

Postby aburt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:09 pm

And congrats on tying for 2nd place in the contest! Let's hope we see this (or at least some cheap/renewable energy source) soon. :)
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