Title

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Fuel

Date

5-29-2014 9:45 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 10:00 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Scientific Storytelling using Student Created Videos: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Due to mounting concerns about the environmental impact of fueling our insatiable energy appetite, innovative alternative energy sources and technologies are being explored. Scientists are now looking to Landfill Gas (LFG), composed of 50% methane, which can be captured and utilized as a fuel source. Harnessing LFG for use as an energy source is a preferable alternative to the current practice of simply burning off the gas to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. The Coffin Butte Landfill Facility north of Corvallis, Oregon has been making strides to promote a public awareness of LFG and its potential as a viable energy source. With ongoing research and development, harnessing LFG could serve a dual purpose in protecting the environment from methane release, while serving as an environmentally friendly alternative to oil and coal. Now that's nothing to turn your nose up at!

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May 29th, 9:45 AM May 29th, 10:00 AM

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Fuel

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Due to mounting concerns about the environmental impact of fueling our insatiable energy appetite, innovative alternative energy sources and technologies are being explored. Scientists are now looking to Landfill Gas (LFG), composed of 50% methane, which can be captured and utilized as a fuel source. Harnessing LFG for use as an energy source is a preferable alternative to the current practice of simply burning off the gas to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. The Coffin Butte Landfill Facility north of Corvallis, Oregon has been making strides to promote a public awareness of LFG and its potential as a viable energy source. With ongoing research and development, harnessing LFG could serve a dual purpose in protecting the environment from methane release, while serving as an environmentally friendly alternative to oil and coal. Now that's nothing to turn your nose up at!