Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nampa investigates new energy source

KBOI 2 - Boise, Idaho
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NAMPA, Idaho – …Nampa city council has green-lighted a study that looks into turning their garbage into energy.
…Garbage in a special landfill is heated, which speeds up the natural decomposition process. This turns the solid garbage into a gas that can be used to turn a generator and create energy. …
"This technology allows us to take trash thrown off by people who are done with it and produce a sustainable energy supply," Nampa mayor Tom Dale said….
If the city approves the project, supporters say 90 percent of the trash that ends up in the county landfill would instead be used to make energy. …
Nampa investigates new energy source
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