Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's alive!

  Delighted to discover that my mesophiles in the porch tank survived the winter and, what is more, despite this weekend's snowfall and the icey weather that persists, the bacteria are still producing natural gas -- small quantities to be sure (30 second burns every couple of hours) but at these temps in Germany in an open telescoping digestor, who is complaining?

March 9 at 8:48pm ·
 Thomas Henry Culhane
Thomas Henry Culhane
Perhaps the suggestion of the Chief Scientific Officer at Blue Marble Energy was spot on -- we need to "shock" the system and put the microbes through periods of selection pressures so that each new generation that survives is hardier than the last. Evolution here we come!
March 9 at 8:50pm

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