Metro Company Could Soon Be Turning Brown Sludge Into Green Power
by Rob Low (Fox4KC.com) When most of us flush a toilet, it’s a matter of out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But a Prairie Village company says that it’s the first in the nation to patent a process that will turn that waste water into bio-fuel.
In other words, it could be the ultimate in renewable energy sources.
NOWA (as in “NO WAste”) is perfecting their process in a trailer next to the Little Blue Valley Sewer District in Independence. They take sludge from treatment plants, dry it and grind it into what looks like coffee grounds.
…The Kansas Bioscience Authority has invested $1.5 million in NOWA, and the company says it’s just 60 days away from working on deals to create bio-fuel with local treatment plants. READ MORE