Cooking farm waste into energy

An interesting story from the University of Guelph this morning about an innovation that can turn farm waste into biofuels…:

It takes some cooking, but turning farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph.

Guelph researchers are studying how to make biofuels from farm waste, especially “wet” waste that is typically difficult to use. They have developed a fairly simple procedure to transport waste and produce energy from it.

Scientists have struggled to find uses for wet and green waste, including corn husks, tomato vines and manure. Dry farm waste, such as wood chips or sawdust, is easier to use for generating power. Often, wet farm waste materials break down before reaching their destination.

To read the rest of the story, visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/cpa/wp/2014/12/guelph-researchers-cooking-farm-waste-into-energy/