Waste tech

Recycling is cool.

At this week’s Hudson River Watershed Alliance conference one of the many showstoppers was the The Eco Machine – an all-natural, zero energy living “machine” that has the capability or processing 52,000 gallons of wastewater per day.  This living machine might be a way to process flow off large institutions where a waste water system can be developed off-line (hospitals, schools, governmental institutions and some commercial developments).

Then, today, this story on  Vancouver’s ‘District Energy Utility‘ and how it’s being used to provide heat large developments by essentially by recycling heat from waste water.

Imagine, if you will, the potential for energy savings and the wonderful environmental impacts of using these technologies and utilizing solar energy for the remaining energy needs. Quite the one-two punch, eh?

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