Turning Wet Bio-Waste Into Energy SpaceDaily

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside are developing a way of converting ‘wet waste,’ such as sewage sludge and grass clippings, into synthetic diesel fuel and electricity in a move that could potentially reduce the need for landfill space and provide a cost-effective alternative to increasingly restricted land application. The research, funded by Riverside Public Utilities and Eastern Municipal Water District, is being overseen by Colin Hackett, manager of the Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Program at UCR. The program is housed in the Bourns College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT).