Interesting facets of, and fuels for, biomass energy production
That is, the manure is piled into a "lagoon", where it is left to ferment a while until it gets nice and rosy. Then they capped the lagoon... ...piped the raw smell to a digester... ...and then to a "scrubber" system that cleans up the gas with water to remove the elements that cause the odor... ...and finally, to a gas pump! That's a local taxi that just happened to pull in for a fill-up while we were standing around.
These silver cylinders are heat exchangers; the one on the right has a 6 megawatt rating and provides heat from the unique boiler it sits aside to over 100 customers in the city. The heat exchanger on the left feeds heat to the company next door, which dries logs to turn them into log homes. The company, by the way, provides the raw material for the boiler in the form of dried sawdust and bark.
Go Wood: Sarah Explains Woodpiles Been spending a lot of time around the woodpile lately, and just now ran across a short video entitled "Sarah Explains Woodpiles". My curiosity was peaked as to what exactly there was to explain, so I bit. So glad I did. In just a few words, Sarah explains the wisdom of the ages with respect to woodpiles...she gets right to the heart of both kinds of people: those who love to build them, and those who love to hate them.