A UK power company has revolutionized the supply of gas to homes in a method that extracts energy directly from human waste.
Severn Trent Water (SVT) claims to be the first power company in the UK to provide biomethane gas, created by breaking down the ‘sludge’ in Britain’s sewers. The sludge is a combination of human waste compounds and biodegradable matter.
The cocktail of waste is then cleaned and compressed, before tests ensure it performs like regular gas. Human waste can also be broken down into carbon dioxide, which can then be further refined into biomethane.
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