Actually, this is not a post about sewage. It’s a post about turning trash into energy, as in Back to the Future III, when Doc comes back and starts dumpster diving to power his spaceship.

As in biorefineries.

Some were built in California decades ago, but now the news is about biorefineries in Canada (Edmonton) and Europe.

Here’s what I want to know.

Is anyone out there taking noxious weeds and turning them into biofuel?

Now THAT would create an economy that restores…or at least one that weeds.

Sources: “Greenest State Behind the Waste-to-Energy Race,” Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press, September 5, 2010; “Weekly Greens—Sept. 3,” Biofriendly Blog: see number 4

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  1. Todd Bradley September 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    I really like that idea. It’s similar to my idea of building nanites that eat only tamarisk and poop out firewood logs that the Boy Scouts could collect to burn in their campfires or give to the needy.

  2. Beth Partin September 17, 2010 at 5:58 am - Reply

    But what if the nanites go after marshmallows? It would be the end of s’mores!