DoomersUnite wrote:pstarr wrote:that is precisely where Bloom belongs. In a landfill, for distracting the populace from real problems and offering fake solutions. These greedy faux capitalists should be ashamed.DoomersUnite wrote:I say that they should be mandated for every landfill in the country.
Energy is a real problem. Bloom can take methane from whatever source and convert it into electricity. This is certainly a good thing, particularly considering the amount of methane created by the average landfill, which would otherwise contribute to global warming scenarios.
Turn it into electricity instead, and run the transport system. Not a distraction at all.
Most larger landfills already have a system in place to use the methane, either to generate electricity on site (typically using engines) or the methane is piped to a local industrial or institutional facility. I was involved in a project where landfill gas was piped two miles to a correctional facility to fire the central heating plant.