This site is pretty awfully designed, but I like it because it’s called news.com.com. Hee hee. Oh, and also because it brings news(.com.com) of an Israeli firm that’s experimenting with extracting oil from sewage sludge.

“Sludge is a major problem in the world. Cities pay $50 a ton or more to get rid of it,” [Eco Energy CEO Amit Mor] said. “And it’s good-quality light oil.”

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A ton of high-quality sludge can produce about 30 kilograms, or 66 pounds, of such oil, Mor said. The process can also convert pulp, agricultural waste, plastics and tires into oil.

Recycling: good. Producing conventional oil: bad. Chances of this going mainstream: about as good as the chances of fighting global warming with floating white plastic islands.

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