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DRINK BEER - SAVE THE WORLD !

 
 
Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 05:20 pm
here is an idea that i can endorse - with great pleasure !
i'm sure many a2k members will want to do their duty to save the world from being destroyed by global warming .
so don't use petroleum products but instead DRINK YOUR BEER !
hbg

the BBC reports :
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Foster's hops on green bandwagon
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Australian brewer Foster's has teamed up with scientists to create the world's first "beer battery".
The technology - using bacteria which consume sugar to generate power from brewery waste water - was unveiled at the University of Queensland.

The university was awarded a state grant of 140,000 Australian dollars ($115,000; £58,000) to help fund the microbial fuel cell project.

The battery will be installed at Foster's brewery near Brisbane.

As bacteria consume water-soluble waste from the plant such as starch, alcohol and sugar, the battery will produce clean water and electricity.

"Brewery waste water is a particularly good source because it is very biodegradable... and is highly concentrated, which does help in improving the performance of the cell," said the university's waste water expert, Professor Jorg Keller.

According to estimates, the brewery battery should produce two kilowatts of power - enough to power a household.

"It's not going to make an enormous amount of power - it's primarily a waste water treatment that has the added benefit of creating electricity," Prof Keller added.

A patent is pending for the technology, which could be used across a number of food, beverage and manufacturing industries.


so don't tell me i'm drunk ! i'm saving the world ! Very Happy


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PLEASE ! DRINK MORE BEER !
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 05:42 pm
Beer can substitute for rain as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4fSw_bNg&NR=1
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 06:04 pm
beer can also be a great sandwich substitute !
canadian lingo : barley-sandwich = beer
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 06:06 pm
hamburger wrote:
beer can also be a great sandwich substitute !
canadian lingo : barley-sandwich = beer


Ah gee, now I'm hungry Very Happy
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 06:25 pm
hamburger wrote:
beer can also be a great sandwich substitute !
canadian lingo : barley-sandwich = beer


malt sanger in Oz (sanger = sandwich)

Today my wife was up bright and early to help out at the police and friends charity golf day.

She was offered a beer at 7.30 am!!!! whilst running the putting competition.

Declined it.... this year.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Wed 2 May, 2007 07:09 pm
http://blog.b92.net/system/files/images/homer_simpson_beer.JPG
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fishin
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2007 04:54 am
"Australian brewer Foster's has teamed up with scientists to create the world's first "beer battery". "


Errr.. Nope! They are a little late so they won't be the "world's first". Razz

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18442929/
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2007 06:22 am
But that's not a battery, fishin. That's a methane digester.



(I'm guessing that the project in the article isn't a battery, either, but just a cell...)
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2007 06:35 am
Hooray, beer!
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hamburger
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2007 09:47 am
dadpad wrote :

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Today my wife was up bright and early to help out at the police and friends charity golf day.

She was offered a beer at 7.30 am!!!! whilst running the putting competition.


now that's the kind of police we need : offering a cool one at 7:30 in the morning ; no doubt to help "cool the situation" Laughing Exclamation
sounds like they might want to adopt of the slogan of the hamburg policce force : "the police : your friend and helper !" Laughing
hbg
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