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Trash-fed Generator Tested in Baghdad


The US military is looking to cut back on two things in Iraq: fuel consumption and viagra next day trash. So they’re finally getting on board with alternative fuel sources, using the trash they don’t want to get the fuel for electricity they need.

In March, we let you know that trash-to-fuel generators were getting shipped to Iraq. Well, they've arrived and are being tested.

If you’ve ever worked for the military, you know they don’t speak English, but Acronymish. So, the generator is called TGER (“tiger”) and the acronym stands for Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery. The prototype, which uses a variety of technologies to run an electrical generator, will be tested until August. If it works, more are on the http://www.smartersecurity.com/generic-form-of-levitra way to smaller camps and possibly to where can i buy real viagra disaster relief sites.

Right now, the military burns the trash in incinerators, emitting icky emissions and eating up a lot of fuel, time, and human power since it takes quite a few people to run one. Also, cutting down on cheap generic viagra india the use of diesel fuel is cheap discount cialis especially important since the trucks that haul the fuel are basically moving targets sure to make huge bangs. Decreasing casualties is a priority, and what better reason to get on to using waste as fuel?

The prototype accepts trash in a chute at one end, and the wet and dry wastes are separated. The dry trash is crushed, pelletized, and fed into a gasifier where the pellets are heated until they’re turned into synthetic gas, which then fuels the generator. The wet waste is converted with the use to enzymes into hydrous ethanol, which is then blended with synthetic gas to boost the best prices for propecia generator’s output to levitra generic india 55 kw. There are hopes to improve the technology so that literally all trash goes in one end, and electricity comes out the other – kinda the goal we all have for waste-free living. And the improvements are needed, since start-up time is a full 6 hours, and takes up about 1 gallon of diesel fuel an hour. But once started, it is reported that it runs at 90% efficiency. I’m a little incredulous about that, but we’ll see what folks say at the end of www.roli-guggers.de August.

With folks like BlueFire and others already working on this, it seems like highly efficient, easy to use trash-to-electricity technology is propecia 5mg. online on the cusp of being large scale reality.

Via Cnet

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Efficiency
written by Andrew Leinonen, June 20, 2008
My take on that 90% efficiency is that the figure doesn't represent the http://vignovin.com/cheap-viagra-without-prescription overall efficiency of the system, just the ratio of required input fuel to garbage.

I still wonder about the ability of such a portable unit to incorporate all the necessary emissions scrubbing hardware to clean up the inevitable toxic byproducts of combusting general waste...
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One day if...
written by The Food Monster, June 20, 2008
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One day if we can get those to www.animationnation.com produce more electricity than we require, Every city in America should have one, it would save us all of the land for landfills.
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Time for the US Public to gain
written by Thom, October 11, 2008
It is time for this sort of technology to be used right here in the good ole USA since we're the ones paying for the technology in the first place.

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