Another Wacky ‘Green’ Scheme: British Outfit to Convert Dogsh-t Into ‘Free’ Heat and Renewable Electricity

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

Forget about the shit hitting the fan. Imagine being enveloped in it as it wafts through your ventilation system.

A revolutionary renewable power scheme dubbed ‘Poopy Power’ could provide cheap heat for Britain, it emerged today.

Britain’s first commercial-scale venture to convert canine excrement into bio-gas that can be used to power a turbine is set be unveiled after three years of development work.

Streetkleen is the brainchild of Gary Downie, a former Manhatten banker now living in Cheshire, who has persuaded an unnamed English local authority to get involved.

The council is in final negotiations to adopt the revolutionary Streetkleen Bio system which could be rolled out as soon as July.

Councils spend £72.5million a year sending Britain’s annual mountain of 700,000 tonnes of dog waste to landfill sites.

The developer claims it’ll be odor-free. Sure it will.

Mr Downie told the Independent: ‘The idea is to get people to see beyond the “yuck factor” and consider this waste as an economic commodity which also has the social benefit of creating healthier and more sustainable communities if we can process it in a way that harnesses green technologies.’

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2 Responses to “Another Wacky ‘Green’ Scheme: British Outfit to Convert Dogsh-t Into ‘Free’ Heat and Renewable Electricity”

  1. Blue Hen on 29/29/13 at 9:23 am

    1. How in Hell do the Brits know the weight of the amount of dog crap that enters landfills? Are they weighing it? Requiring that it be bagged seperately? Or is this a WAG?
    2. What is the (real) cost analysis of this scheme? How much energy will be expended in transporting this stuff versus what it will produce? If the answer is anything other than a clear benefit, then it’s as pointless as ethanol.

  2. David Gillies on 29/29/13 at 2:38 pm

    It’s not intrinsically a bad idea but as with all biomass power generation schemes it won’t scale beyond the toy level. The problem is energy and power density – the concentration problem.