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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours

The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity

Jess Shankleman | Bloomberg 

The UK might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash. A Danish energy company is working on new machines that sort household trash from recycling, while rapidly breaking down organic materials like food to create power from biogas produced by the process. Dong Energy A/S, which runs hundreds of wind turbines in the North Sea, says its plant 30 kilometers (19 miles) outside of Manchester is one of the first to use enzymes on an entire waste stream and then combine it with recycling sorting technology. That would be particularly helpful in cities where ...

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 01:56 IST