Innovative Use of Sewage Knocks 15% Off of Akron, Ohio’s Electricity Bill

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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.”

Click here for the complete article from the Plain Dealer, and here for an animated video of the process.

Chris Carmody

Director, Sustainable Business Initiative

Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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