Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Triple Pelvic Osteotomy Recovery

Waste to Energy

It is a sad memory dump that became a source of hope. In the north of Manila, the Payatas dump, the second largest of this megalopolis of 15 million inhabitants - has buried 200 people when u No accident 10 years ago - began to produce electricity for several months. Not enough to turn a cement factory, but still, what light the streets of the neighborhood, and provide free electricity to women this poor area for ironing. This is a first step. It is indeed, a first step. Because we expect much better. ( First and second photo photo : we can see the large tube, if so disconnected to the network and the plant out of the waste mountain )

The system seems simple enough as: a dump, in addition to feeling bad, produces within it a gas, methane, which is born of rotting garbage. This gas is highly toxic and flammable. And that, finally, a greenhouse gas 11 times more harmful to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.

So what happens in Payatas is a company, Pangea , dug a huge hole 30 meters inside the mountains of waste, to capture this methane before that it escapes, and burn it to transform it into electricity. And voila!

Except that this investment was actually made possible by something that seemed far devilishly theoretical and incomprehensible: the Kyoto Protocol, and its famous carbon credits.

These carbon credits, in this case were the essential condition for the engineering company Pangea up this project.

To follow this story and how it transforms into a murderous discharge energy source, follow me in this documentary aired on RFI.


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