DeBugger - Green Energy from Farmyard Manure and Human Waste?

Using farmyard manure and human waste as an energy source for fuel or as a supplement to wind and solar energy.
Case Study Thu 24 Sep 2015

Using farmyard manure and human waste as an energy source for fuel or as a supplement to wind and solar energy and at the same time as a fertiliser in agriculture may sound like science fiction, but DeBugger aims to do just that. The DeBugger project was launched in 2013 and is being carried out by Outotec Sweden and Germany as well as the University of Stuttgart. They are working on how the energy and nutrients extracted from currently-unused human and animal biomass can best be put to purpose, while recycling the plant nutrients, nitrogen and phosphates for controlled fertilisation in agriculture. Science fiction? By the end of 2015 it may have become reality as by then DeBugger plans to have completed an extensive pilot project in Sweden. The future may be far closer than we think!