1st Pan American Congress on Energy and 2nd National Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies, August 1, 1982. 27 pages.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Samuel Vigil was affiliated with Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers. Currently, September 2008, he is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
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 low-energy fuel gas from agricultural and municipal wastes. Each of the technologies will be briefly discussed below.
Civil and Environmental Engineering