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The Use of Appropriate Technologies for Biomass Waste Conversion in Small Communities
Author: Samuel A. Vigil, Robert E. Spitzka, Hilary M. Theisen, Douglas W. Williams
Date: 8/182
Presented at the 1st Pan American Congress on Energy and 2nd National Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1-7 1982

This paper will describe several simple, appropriate technologies for biomass waste conversion which can be applied in rural or small community settings. Technologies to be discussed include ethanol production from cannery wastes with a mobile fermentor/still, production of medium-energy fuel gas from animal manures, and production of low-energy fuel gas from agricultural and municipal wastes. Each of the technologies will be briefly discussed below.