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As I thought about the material presented in the mission summary, I was
reminded of a video I saw of a 14 year old girl in Colombia who built
her own biogas digester. All of this talk of William Kamkwamba and his
windmill projects made me think that instead of talking about some of
the really fancy, high-tech solar concentrators and vertical access
wind-turbine projects my friends are working on, why not instead focus
on something that can and SHOULD be implemented worldwide.

People might not realize it, but CO2 is not the worst greenhouse gas. Methane is 21 times worse in its climate changing effects, and Nitrous Oxide is 310. Both
are by-products of agriculture (particularly meat production) and
decomposition of manure and organic matter. And both are valuable if
sequestered, not just to offset their carbon equivalents but also to
utilize as fuel or industrial product.

So I'm going to present a few videos on biogas digesters that I've found.

One is a how-to using pony manure from youtube.

The other is a scalable project being implemented across Vietnam.

Here's a German one.

And a Spanish one.

Seems pretty simple, there are alot of people doing it.

Many of you could build your own, just like the 14 year old colombian girl?
Not only will you be doing a huge part in reducing greenhouse
emissions, but you might just make some money and save some gas costs,

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Comment by Claire Moylan on March 18, 2010 at 3:06pm
Very nice! A simple enough solution that even a young girl can implement.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 18, 2010 at 4:11pm
Yeah, how cool would it be to have a completely closed loop system with all the waste being chopped up to make compost, and while its composting sequestering the methane...
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 18, 2010 at 7:17pm
Comment by MoE on March 19, 2010 at 2:02am
Thanks for sharing. Though the principles are quite known and often reported, when dealing with sustainability and self-sufficiency, I never realized how easy it was to produce a biogas digester.
Comment by Gilda Lorena Arias on March 19, 2010 at 5:54pm
Great!! a + 1 spark for you
Comment by Ethan Gray on April 15, 2010 at 1:12pm
+1 knowlegde share for you =D thank you


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