Schmack BioEnergy designed an incredible methane-powered sewage plant for Akron, Ohio, that is saving that city 15% in electrical costs.
“Akron’s methane-powered sewage plant is the only system of its kind in the United States. But other cities, including Solon and Canton, now are looking to follow Akron’s lead.
Use of this biological process to create energy from waste should gain momentum within the next five to 10 years, predicted Jim Currie of Ohio State University. That’s because conventional ways of disposing of waste are becoming too expensive and our appetite for new fuel sources is increasing, said Currie, program director of BioHio at OSU’s Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.
“The hurdle is showing people how well the system works,” Currie said.”
Director, Sustainable Business Initiative