Renewable Natural Gas

Paul Scheckel - Storey Publishing
Workshop Level: Beginner
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready for renewables. Each chapter of The Homeowner's Energy Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources, along with "green guides" for building your own energy-saving (and energy-producing) equipment.

Workshop Description

Learn how to make and use your own renewable natural gas from farm and kitchen wastes or wood, using a small biogas digester and simple wood-gas camp stove. Workshop covers the basics of both biogas and wood gas. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of both anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis from the author of The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook.

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Speaker Bio

Paul Scheckel lives off the grid in northern Vermont. He is an energy auditor and consultant who has visited more than 3,000 homes, educating people about energy efficiency, cost-effective improvements and indoor air quality. He has appeared on national television and local radio, writes a monthly column on energy issues for two statewide Vermont newspapers, speaks at conferences, and hosts a blog.

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