Turning Sewage Into Heat in Vancouver

Thursday, the switch was flipped on a generator that will serve the heating needs of 16,000 residents of the Olympic Village in Vancouver. The generator transforms sewage into heat.

Gerry Billet writes, "The system is widely used in Europe especially in Denmark where such centres can be found throughout Copenhagen, said Robertson.

Project manager Chris Baber said sewage is pumped into the facility, strained, then passed through heat pumps which produces heat which in turn heats water used to provide heating for buildings and hot water."

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