Hot Poop! Sewage Heat to Warm Building

Apr 12, 2012

Last month David Henderson, managing director of XPV Capital in Toronto, told me about the overlooked value in wastewater, otherwise known as sewage: “Wastewater is a terrible name for wastewater. There are incredibly valuable resources in a wastewater flow: energy, nutrients, other materials, water itself,” he said. “There are phosphates in there, there’s energy in there.”

Today a Philadelphia-based company, NovaThermal Energy, announced its first U.S. project to warm a building with heat from sewage.

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