The Economics of Poop for Creating Biofuels

Techno-economic analysis is the first to model PNNL technology across wastewater facilities

Wastewater—American households produce billions of gallons of it daily, from flushing toilets to cleaning clothes.

But wastewater is not just a waste. The energy, nutrients, and metals contained in the untreated sludge at thousands of the nation’s wastewater resource recovery facilities have the potential to be transformed into a renewable, cost-effective feedstock for liquid transportation biofuels.

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