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Ecology Department awards $100,000 for anaerobic digester

Going from “rot to watt,” or turning farm waste into electricity, is the goal of a Washington State University (WSU) project that has just received a $100,000 boost from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).  WSU will use the money to finish building a portable anaerobic digester that turns farm waste, manure and household garbage […]

Cogeneration dropped; steam production only

Washington State University officials report they will begin plans to develop a steam-only energy plant. The plant, first proposed as a cogeneration facility that would create steam and electricity, has become too expensive. “We are planning to move forward with a steam-only plant,” reported Greg Royer, vice president for Business Affairs. “The latest report we […]