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Offline David

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New Fuels Smell Like Chicken, Taste Like Beer
« on: March 14, 2007, 10:31:07 AM »
So this is what they get up to in Umea -

Swedish conglomerate Umea Energi plans to burn dead chickens to generate electricity, United Press International reports.

The company approached the nation's egg farmers with the proposal, which calls for the roasting of up to 9,000 chicken carcasses along with other flammable waste products each year. A company spokesman called the chickens "just the right size" for the operation.

Meanwhile, Swedish engineers have figured out a way to transform alcohol confiscated by customs officials into something better than a hangover.

They're turning that booze into, you guessed it, fuel — biogas to be exact.

"Because of its high energy content, alcohol is fantastic for the production of biogas," Samar Nath, a spokesman for Svensk Biogas, told the Local.

Customs officials mix the confiscated alcohol together and add water till the alcohol content reaches about 10 percent, the paper said. It's then transferred to a biogas facility where it's converted into fuel for a fleet of 64 buses that service the city center of Linköping.,2933,258361,00.html

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Re: New Fuels Smell Like Chicken, Taste Like Beer
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 06:24:45 PM »
If bird flu ever gets a hold then Umea Energi may have access to plenty of chicken carcasses...