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Biogas a better energy source

Friday, May 14, 2010
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On a nighttime drive down Interstate 90, one encounters an ever-growing mountain of trash past Exit 24. In the dark, flares line the landfill like funeral pyres. Deep below, methane is born. Methane gas has become an environmental nightmare due to decay of organic matter. As methane is channeled out of the landfill, it is burned and ultimately wasted. But these roadside pyres are the breeding grounds for an energy epiphany...

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