Pooh power!

Sounds like a great gas to power trucks and other essential heavy vehicles to me, rather than producing electricity which could be supplied by nukes.

The biomethane project that turns human waste into green gas that we featured in May has now gone live. The project is now converting the treated sewage of 14 million Thames Water customers into clean, green gas and is pumping that gas into people’s homes.The new biogas plant ā€“ sited next to the Didcot sewage works in Oxfordshire ā€“ has been officially opened by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, who said: “It’s not every day that a Secretary of State can announce that, for the first time ever in the UK, people can cook and heat their homes with gas generated from sewage. This is an historic day for the companies involved, for energy from waste technologies, and for progress to increase the amount of renewable energy in the UK.”Hoped to be the first of many such installations, the process starts when one of Thames Water’s 14 million customers flushes the loo. The waste makes its way to the Didcot sewage works to begin its treatment and/or recycling. The solids, or sludge, go on to be warmed up in huge vats so that bacteria can break down any biodegradable material in a process known as anaerobic digestion.

via Human waste power plant goes online in the UK.

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