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Re: One Community
« Reply #105 on: August 06, 2016, 06:51:09 pm »
What happens to everyone's shit at the moment?

Do we just bury it?

Here, we treat it, dry it, and spread it on grazing land as fertilizer.

I am strongly in favor of this.  Poop is a valuable resource, it is excellent fertilizer.  I think we should be getting the methane out too.  It's a dirty process, but a lot cleaner than fracking.

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Re: One Community
« Reply #106 on: August 07, 2016, 05:12:03 am »
What happens to everyone's shit at the moment?

Do we just bury it?

Here, we treat it, dry it, and spread it on grazing land as fertilizer.

I am strongly in favor of this.  Poop is a valuable resource, it is excellent fertilizer.  I think we should be getting the methane out too.  It's a dirty process, but a lot cleaner than fracking.

Using shit as food for methanogens doesn't extract something poop already contains, it uses the poop as a carbon source to feed microbes that synthesize methane as a metabolic byproduct. There are various ways to recycle the energy in shit, some are simply more efficient than others.
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