Australia opens facility that will ‘blast’ human waste and convert it into fertilizer

A sewage treatment plant. The idea of reusing organic matter or waste in industrial processes and other initiatives is not a new one, and the last few years have seen a number of interesting projects take shape. Thomas Imo | Photothek | Getty Images An Australian plant that converts human waste into fertilizer and energy has been opened, with those involved in the project hoping it will reduce carbon emissions and save money. Located at the Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant in Logan City, Queensland, the biosolids gasification facility was developed…

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Firms line up ‘green’ ammonia for fertilizer and future fuel

cstar55 | E+ | Getty Images As society attempts to find ways to reduce its environmental footprint, decarbonizing a broad range of sectors and industrial processes will be crucial in the years ahead. Time is of the essence when it comes to finding new solutions and technologies to do this, if the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest findings are anything to go by. Published last week, its report warned that limiting global warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels would “be…

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