Today’s Reading List – 09/09/14

The Way Ahead: Fascinating. How Sweden has managed to solve the problem of (a) managing its waste; (b) reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels.: 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/developmental-issues/99-per-cent-of-swedens-waste-is-now-reused/articleshow/41962012.cms

https://sweden.se/nature/the-swedish-recycling-revolution/

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/10/17/is-burning-garbage-green-in-sweden-theres-little-debate/

Interesting point: the CH4 (methane) generated from landfills has twice the warming potential as the CO2 (carbon dioxide) generated from burning the waste to produce energy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste-to-energy#History

Another way to combust biowaste – without oxygen to yield biochar. This releases no CO2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar

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