Fatbergs clogging up sewers in Britain’s cities could soon be providing homes with green energy, according to new research. A technique to break down the solid masses of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms has been developed by scientists. The flushed waste can grow into fatbergs like the 130-ton, 250-metre-long monster that blocked up a Victorian tunnel in Whitechapel, east London, a year ago. Earlier this year a Channel 4 documentary unveiled another three times as long – under the capital’s South Bank. But the fats, oil and grease, known collectively as FOG, could now potentially do some environmental good by being turned into green biogas methane.
iNews 3rd Aug 2018 read more »