General Atomics Contracted to Derive Energy from Solid Waste
General Atomics in San Diego, CA received a $5.8 million cost-plus-fixed fee contract modification “for continuation of the work completed on the base effort.” Work will be complete June 2009, and $1.5 million has been obligated. Air Force Research laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8651-04-C-0158/P00005).
What’s this all about? “The goal of the proposed activity is to develop reactor systems for recovering energy from the department of defense solid and liquid waste.”
Insert mandatory jokes about harnessing the hot air in meetings, and references to various locations in the greater Washington area, here.
UPDATE: Note that it may actually be possible to convert bull–t into energy… it’s called “thermal depolymerization.”