27 Apr '12, 1pm

Putting Garbage to Use: Microsoft Will Use Methane Emissions from Landfill Emissions as Fuel

Putting Garbage to Use: Microsoft Will Use Methane Emissions from Landfill Emissions as Fuel

Microsoft Biogas Datacenter Plant Microsoft is conjuring plans to power a data center with the renewable fuel emitted by landfills: biogas. Microsoft would construct its own power plant, which would then use that gas to generate electricity to power its data centers. This would be achieved using fuel cells. This is reminiscent of the landfill-powered factory that S.C. Johnson set up. The usage of rubbish, and other forms of waste, such as decaying sewage, can and will help to attain the goal of energy independence, as well as increased sustainability. Biogas We don’t write about biogas a lot here on CleanTechnica. In case you didn’t know, biogas is very similar to natural gas. Natural gas is 95% methane. Biogas consists mostly of methane and carbon dioxide. Methane is one gas that is produced by waste in, literally, all countries in the world. Not only is the gas free (whe...

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