Most Americans probably don’t yet see trash disposal as a problem to be solved, much less as a magnificent opportunity to develop localized green energy businesses that will fundamentally improve the way we manage and dispose of our solid waste and excess non-crop, non-food biomass.
Think about it from the marketer’s perspective. How to solve a national problem that isn’t widely viewed as a problem?
Taking out the trash is so deeply entrenched in the American way of life that the thought of anyone using your area’s solid waste and excess biomass to generate biofuels and getting paid for their effort might seem like science fiction. Or wishful thinking.
How about neither of the above? The technology to create biofuel from trash and other stuff nobody wants is ready to go and set to be deployed widely in municipal settings in coming years. It’s only a matter of money, time, and place. So the question is, exactly who will plan, develop and own these facilities, and reap the rewards?
America needs all the clean alternative energy it can make. And America needs to become more efficient with lifecycle management of trash or get buried or poisoned by it eventually as well. Why not combine the two to form a whole waste to energy solution that actually works for the good of everybody and not just somebody?
When America’s waste makers (that’s all of us) learn to clean up after ourselves in a sustainable, non-polluting, carbon-negative way and, better still, get paid for it, our children will have a brighter future. Not until.
If you don’t think this topic is important, do some reading and find out why improving waste management might be one of the most important undertakings of our time. Humanity’s future and the condition of our environment rests on our ability to innovate a baseline clean energy solution from trash that is non-polluting, carbon-negative, and viable.
Think about what turning your town’s trash and garbage into clean energy could mean, eventually:
- The end of landfills for everything we toss that has no further practical use.
- The end of groundwater contamination from leaking landfills.
- The end of methane ventilation from toxic landfills nationwide.
- The beginning of new businesses and jobs in the green energy sector.
- The beginning of an American rennaissance in alternative energy manufacturing.
- The beginning of a new era of doing the right thing with our trash: gasifying it!
- The emergence of America’s cities and towns as energy partners and producers.