On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Thompson Freeman
> On 03/10/2008 05:13:52 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Greg Freemyer
> > <greg.freemyer-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
> > > Per: http://discovermagazine.com/2006/apr/anything-oil
> > >
> > > In the long term, they can make Electrical generating
> > quality crude
> > > oil for about $75 / barrel from biowaste. (iirc).
> > >
> > > I have not followed the above oil production plant
> > beyond reading that
> > > article, but it is describing an actual plant in full
> > production and
> > > selling oil to the local electric company to generate
> > electricity, not
> > > some totally pie-in-the-sky project that may be
> > possible with a couple
> > > $B in investment.
> > >
> > > The article I sited above is 2 years old. If anyone
> > has seen a more
> > > recent article, I would love to read it.
> > Decided to see if I could find anything newer.
> > Looks like the plant is now at full production. 200 tons
> > of turkey
> > guts / waste a day turned into biodiesel. Not sure how
> > efficient they
> > are, but if all of the weight were turned into oil that
> > would be about
> > 50,000 gallons a day, or 1,000 barrels a day, or 350,000
> > barrels a
> > year. Not huge, but not really an experiment either.
> > Oklahoma is even sending them some really ugly fish guts
> > to get rid of.
> > The biggest problem is complaints about the odor. Not
> > sure how they
> > know it is the oil producing plant and not the turkey
> > processing plant
> > next door.
> > Next time they build one, maybe they will be smart enough
> > to build it
> > somewhere other than in the middle of town.
> > Greg
> I have seen, and do not recall a link to, a listing of the
> conversion rates of various materiel using the thermal
> depolimerization process. I think I may have tracked it
> down from Wikipedia, but don't hold me to that. You may be
> Googling for a while.
> That said, I think I read somewhere that there is a Georgia
> project using the same technology against vegetation waste
> (wood chips and such). Could be my imagination.