Biogas articles

Dec
4
2018
Andrew Rollinson

Why pyrolysis and ‘plastic to fuels’ is not a solution to the plastics problem

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Energy engineer Dr Andrew Rollinson sets out the case as to why pyrolysis and ‘plastic to fuels’ is not a sustainable solution to the plastics problem. Read more …

Feb
22
2018
Sophie Paterson

The Human Power Plant experiment: how many hours of power generation a day?

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In this latest update on the Human Power Plant experiment, we learn just what a daily power generation schedule might involve when it comes to 750 students of Utrecht University literally producing their very own electricity. Read more …

Dec
23
2017
Sophie Paterson

Feeding the Human Power Plant: can calories be carbon-neutral?

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We take a look at the food it may take to fuel the great Human Power Plant, an experiment in the making where students of Utrecht University in the Netherlands will power their very own carbon-neutral accommodation block. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Jun
22
2017
Sophie Paterson

The great Human Power Plant experiment

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Taking pedal power to a whole new level, an ambitious project will see the conversion of a 22 floor building into an entirely human powered community of 750 students at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Dubbed the Human Power Plant, Kris de Decker of Low-tech Magazine and artist Melle Smets will lead a team exploring the feasibility of modern human energy production in what promises to be both a technical and social challenge. Read more …

Mar
8
2016
Dave Darby

Home-made biogas anaerobic digester

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Thought you might like this. Just came across an old photo of a simple biogas digester built by Lowimpact.org co-founder Phil when we were based at Redfield Community in Buckinghamshire. Read more …

Jul
20
2015
Rokiah Yaman

Cargo bikes collecting local food waste for anaerobic digestion and biogas

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Closing the food-waste-energy loop – a celebration of sustainability. Enjoy a free community event in a beautiful wildlife park learning about closed-loop recycling, urban agriculture, sustainable cities, decentralised waste management, renewable gas and how YOU can make a difference. Read more …

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