UK company turns waste into energy

Have you thought about charging your phone with energy generated through your feces? It may sound like a joke, but the idea of generating energy through waste was the way in which the UK company, Northumbrian Water, has come to be known for creating what experts call "poop energy." Energy is generated through a method where gases captured in the sewer are used to stimulate engines that generate electricity.

Thanks to biomass energy, things like bagasse sugarcane and animal feces turn into energy. It is worth remembering an assertion by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) that biomass is in second place in the ranking of source of power generation here in Brazil. It comes stand out due to its immense benefits, because in addition to being renewable and extremely cheap, the elements used for its production are largely organic (those from animals and vegetables).

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