"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Digestor 7 produces methane
Yay! Sugar-fed Psychrophilic telescoping digestor (#7) has started producing flammable methane! In other good news, I've finally cut the text of my thesis down from 400 pages to 154 pages and resubmitted. Fingers crossed that I didn't throw out the baby with the bathwater! Apologies to family and friends whom I've neglected during these long days of focused editing!!