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There Could Be a $100 Million Dollar Fortune in NYC’s Sewers

A University of Arizona study shows why we may soon be mining sewage sludge for precious metals

A trip into New York City’s sewers involves a number of well-known hazards: ninja turtles, giant albino alligators, mole people, and of course, rivers of putrid, slimy grease. But now we have to add gold-rush-style grizzled prospectors, industrious methheads and other precious-metal fanatics to the list of unsavory characters one might encounter in the city’s miles of tunnels.

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Turning Grease Into Gold: Two Startups Making Big Leaps in Biofuels Blackgold Biofuels and FogBusters Turn Fat, Oil, and Grease into Gold

Two innovative companies are unlocking the energy resources found in fat, oil, and grease (aka FOG).

Two innovative companies, Blackgold Biofuels and FogBusters, are unlocking the power of fat, oil, and grease (more pleasingly referred to in aggregate as "FOG"). The two startups are the runners-up in Imagine H20's Water-Energy Nexus Prize, which was created to attract and accelerate new water businesses with energy-saving innovation. Prizes were awarded earlier this week.

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