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.
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,