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We’re pretty good about recycling our trash: our soda cans, paper, and plastic, can all be re-purposed and reused down the road. But what if we could make use of another kind of waste: our sewage?
A Southern California waste treatment plant is doing just that. The Department of Transportation recently commissioned the world’s first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station, using biogas to produce electricity, heat, and hydrogen. It’s location? The Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant, in Fountain Valley, C.A.