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#1 of 4 Old 04-09-2013, 05:51 AM - Thread Starter
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ok i got a book from the library writen by john seymour called "self-sufficient life" and a section titled energy and waste shows a way to make your own methane from animal waste. I was wondering if this would be legal in texas? i would love to have a house that uses this way to produce enough gas to heat and cook with.

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That sounds really interesting! It looks like your post might have been missed, so I wanted to bump it up for attention. :bump: Anyone have information on using animal waste to produce fuel?

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I have the same book, and have always thought the idea was fascinating. There are lots of good resources in the book, I found it for free here: http://ebookbrowsee.net/john-seymour-the-complete-book-of-self-sufficiency-pdf-d309778046

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THe Univeristy of Main at ORono has a methane converter at the Diary barns. It did blow up one time. Remeber that at the uiversity level they are trying out designs to see what is feasbile at the farm level. So don't let that mishap put you off. I'm just trying to say the methodology is out there, and the univeristy rebuilt the set up.

THe expense of constructin is likely to be costly. Might be other more productiive uses for such material, espically as fertilizer, where it can be composted for sufficient time and used to fertilize the lawn or fields.
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