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EcoBot Turns Waste Into Power

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Good idea in its nascent stages
Elizabeth M   2/3/2014 8:02:06 AM
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I agree that more can be done, Trenth. Thanks for these helpful links!

bk1
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Scott Adams beat you to it.
bk1   1/31/2014 9:08:11 AM
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Just further proof that Dilbert is actually a documentary.  Check out Adams' Jan 14 strip:

http://www.dilbert.com/2014-01-14/

 

Trenth
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sorry about the spacing, happens when I spell check and paste in.
Trenth   1/30/2014 2:37:11 PM
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I'll work on it. 

Trenth
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Re: Good idea in its nascent stages
Trenth   1/30/2014 2:36:01 PM
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Yes there are 100's of tech for waste to fuels, just search waste to fuels.   Energy isn't enough.  We need transplantation and chemical feedstock.  And we need easily stored backup fuels for solar and wind.  





It's not even new, Fisher tropes works and was used in WWII.  





Biochar/pyrolsis is lower tech, and more energy efficient, carbon negative too.  





http://www.waste-to-fuels.org/





http://www.cleanenergyprojects.com/





Everything we harvest eventually gets dumped.  





We can have our food, fiber and construction materials, we use them, no one starves, then instead of land filling our wastes, we convert them to fuels, heat and energy.  





Elizabeth M
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Re: Good idea in its nascent stages
Elizabeth M   1/30/2014 7:04:55 AM
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Actually there are quite a few efforts now to turn different kinds of waste--agricultural, industrial and even human--into power sources.

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Battar   1/30/2014 2:14:47 AM
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Doesn't say how much energy can be extracted from yesterdays' lunch. Somehow I think that a couple of AA batteries are so much simpler and cheaper. 

Don't smell as bad, either.

Trenth
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Re: Good idea in its nascent stages
Trenth   1/30/2014 12:57:28 AM
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The are lots of waste  to fuel and energy system around.

 

we need to use them  

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William K.   1/29/2014 2:37:22 PM
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I can imagine a whole lot of science fiction writings and movies coming along with the self feeding robots. The big deal is that suddenly there are a bunch of robots that no longer depend on people to keep going. As long as they don't become self-aware that should not be a problem. But I have already read a book about the hoorors coming from swarms of independant self-aware robots. Worst yet, it is totally believeable in the light of current technology.

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jfs1970   1/29/2014 10:32:26 AM
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I think a "swarm" of these bots released into municipal sewer systems would be a great way to help maintain the underground pipes, as well as reduce the load on sewage treatment plants.  Heck, if they could be miniatureized enough, you could drop one in your clogged drains at home!  No more messy plungers or caustic chemicals (which also screw up the sewage treatment plants).  When the bots reach the treatment plants, they could be retrieved and recycled back into service again.

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ragtoplvr   1/29/2014 9:07:48 AM
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Imagine agricultural robots, turn it loose in a field, it pulls weeds, squashed bugs and used them for power  No chemicals.

 

Rpd

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