14 Aug '11, 5pm

World’s First Sewage-Powered Fuel Station Opens In California via @crispgreen

World’s First Sewage-Powered Fuel Station Opens In California via @crispgreen

Alternative-fuel cars are streaming into the market faster than ever before, but some wonder whether the infrastructure to support them will be ready in time. As major automobile manufacturers prepare to bring hydrogen cars to market by 2015, Fountain Valley, California, gets its first taste (or should we say smell?) of what it will be like to keep them filled up and on the road. On August 16th, the town will host the opening of its first hydrogen fuel station. As if that weren't exciting enough, the hydrogen available at the pumps will be made from sewage waste from a nearby treatment plant. When sewage sits in holding tanks, it produces gases, primarily methane . According to a statement from UC Irvine, most of the methane at Orange County’s plant is filtered and used for power, with surplus sold or burned off into the atmosphere. Now some of the extra methane will be co...

Full article: http://crispgreen.com/2011/08/worlds-first-sewage-powered...

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