JERUSALEM: Israel has developed a technology that can generate electricity from sludge. The sludge, which is mud, mire, or ooze covering the ground or forming a deposit, as on a riverbed, holds the potential to bust a city's budget. Thus, it needs to be treated and disposed of.
An Israeli startup Global Recycling Projects Ltd. (GRPL)(Ecoarrow) is ensuring that sludge pulls its own weight, providing "free" energy by turning sludge into electricity, the Isarel's nocamels.com reported.
It's a neat trick that GRPL pulls off using solar power, giving the system the distinction of being truly "green," using solar energy to produce the power needed to operate the system.
The system, designed to be built adjacent to a waste disposal site, is based on harnessing solar energy to power a solar biomass reactor, which turns the sludge into gas that powers electricity-generating turbines.