"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.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Blue Marble Energy
Hi guys -- watch this video Blue Marble has produced on using anaerobes to create substitutes for petrochemicals (particularly esters) and check out their site. Mike Rimoin, our Solar CITIES colleague who worked with us in Egypt and with whom we just built a bio...gas reactor last week, used to work for Blue Marble and introduced us to their CSO the other day. I hope we can get them some psychrophiles to experiment with and join them in promoting anaerobic ecologies to help shift our economy from fossil dependency to renewable interdependencies.