Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

Blackwater, Black Gold

by Luca D\'Ammando

Fertilizers, biopolymers, electricity and biomethane can be extracted from wastewater. This is what Gruppo CAP is carrying out with #waterevolution project.

 

“Nothing grows out of diamonds. Out of dung, flowers do grow,” used to sing Fabrizio De André in 1967. Asking the poet’s for forgiveness, fifty years on we can go a step further and state that out of sludge, fuel can grow. We are talking about biomethane obtained from wastewater, i.e. the so-called sewage sludge, black water’s waste products.

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