[permaculture] Biogas digester plans

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 5 02:02:59 EST 2002


Y'all,
The Activist ran an 4 page article on Jean Pain in #44 (Earthworks and
Energy) entitled Another Kind of Energy. Back issues are available.
Keith

Bob Ewing & Jocelyn Paquette wrote:

> Greetings, anyone here familiar with the work of Jean Pain?
>
> Bob
>
> Robert Waldrop wrote:
>
> > Haven't the Chinese exploited this on a fairly large scale in the
> > countryside?  Perhaps the Chinese embassy could help with some plans.
> >
> > Robert Waldrop, OKlahoma City
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeff Hall <JRHALL at gwgate.lib.iastate.edu>
> > >My understanding from an independent researcher who had tried to
> > develop a small farm scale biogas system for many years is that
> > temperate climates are a huge obstacle to small scale biogas systems.
> > The most efficient microbes are very picky about temperature, so you
> > need a very warm and stable space for them to do their work. I think
> > thats the reason many have tried and only a few systems in the warmest
> > climates have actually succeeded...
> >
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