Turning Pig Manure into Oil Fosters Sustainability in a Crowded World

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Turning Pig Manure into Oil Fosters Sustainability in a Crowded World

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GE is focusing its engineering expertise and research efforts on finding and developing smart sustainable technologies that help customers conserve resources better. This article highlights one of GE's many innovative approaches to energy sustainability: partnering with researchers at the University of Illinois who can turn pig manure into a sustainable fuel source in as little as ten minutes.

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 10:00am

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It took nature tens of millions of years to turn dead plants and other organic matter into coal and petroleum. Now GE has teamed up with researchers at the University of Illinois who can do the same in the lab with pig manure in as little as ten minutes.

This is one example illustrating GE’s innovative approach to energy sustainability. The world population just hit 7 billion people and will add another billion in 15 years. This growth is exerting an enormous strain on natural resources and the environment, with food, energy and climate change being at the top of the list.

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