After visiting the sites where the German Government plan to store nuclear waste, which I talked about in part 1, we went to a bio gas digester plant. It doesn’t sound that interesting but it was great.
This poster shows the process the waste goes through to be turned into fuel.
These are the piles of things to be digested:
farm waste such as beets
one ton of parsley stalks (how big would that be!!)
every day from a nearby herb factory.
Dieter explained the process by which any organic matter can be turned into gas.
They showed us the machine that they have developed to clean the gas enough that it can be used easily by the grid and cars. It was quite amazing.
Then we went to climb into a wind turbine. After that we went to see two organic farmers, one who uses horses and farms 1.7 hectares of land and one who uses all the latest equipment and farms 300 hectares. They are right next to each other and are friends, each seeing the benefits of the other’s ways.
After this we went for a great supper at a restaurant which has been a haunt for activists since the 70s. The ‘X’s which are everywhere are a sign of anti-nuclear protestors.
A fantastic day out!