Science News 2012 (English)

Generating Energy With Sewage Treatment Technology

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


In Kobe "digester gas", a gas that occurs when a slurry produced in the sewage treatment process is fermented by microorganisms, is being used locally as a source of energy. The city has also started the Kobe Green Sweets Project that produces gas from raw materials obtained from staple industries such as food processing plants, and timber waste from forest thinning in Mt. Rokko. Japan's advanced sewage treatment and resource recovery technologies are also becoming the focus of attention throughout the world.