Thursday, July 14, 2005
"Raw" garbage....er, i mean energy
How appropriate and such good timing! Recently, I went out and tried to take a picture of my local landfill. This isn't the best picture but it's the best I can do. From certain views from around my flat city-in-the-valley, a heap of trash emerges as what looks like a mountain. Ironically,Big Gav at Peak Energy posted a related article that had a link from treehugger about making gas from the methane trapped in landfills.
I remember my newspaper reporting on this concept and it's possibility for our landfill awhile back but I haven't heard of any further development. I wonder how things are coming along.... Meanwhile, the "mountain" keeps growing and growing and growing.