Monday, November 23, 2009

Video Feature

Just a couple of weeks ago, there was quite a buzz over a news of people in Marikina City, displaced by two typhoons, cooking their meals on the ground where methane gas was oozing from a nearby old dump site. Read Marikina residents turn baseball field into methane gas kitchen for news details.

A few days later, the government closed down the makeshift facility (read Marikina ‘methane kitchen’ shut down) for safety reasons.

If only the local government could find a way to safely exploit this renewable fuel. Rather than let the gas escape into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming, maybe they could tap it to good use. Methane, after all, is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Today's video feature comes from Assignment Earth (courtesy of Mother Nature Network) about how a prison in Kenya employs biogas technology rather than using wood chopped from the forests to cook their meals.

Sustainable Prison

One of my future plans for the farm (if the Lord wills it) is to build a small biogas system using manure from the farm animals. This is part of my vision of sustainable "green" living.