Monday, January 23, 2012

What is an Animal Waste Biomethane Gas Collection System Technician?

By Ezra Drissman    

A Biomethane Gas Collection System Technician is responsible for the operation of equipment that processes animal waste and methane gas. The technician also tends to the day-to-day checking and maintenance of the equipment at a biomethane plant.

The career outlook for an Animal Waste Biomethane Gas Collection System Technician is excellent. They make on average $28-$45 thousand a year.
The Biomethane field is very 'green' because of all the different things that can be accomplished with it. While certain plants use methane gas in certain ways, there are multiple ways methane gas can be used to make energy.

The basic premise to the way Biomethane plants are improving the world is by taking thousands of pounds of animal waste and using it to create fuel. The gasses from this waste can be refined and turned into natural gas and pumped into the natural gas grid for use. Methane gas can also be refined and used in certain vehicles. There are many other uses for methane gas that are currently being researched and developed as well, so there will likely be a large demand for it in the future. This will require more biomethane plants and workers.
The education required to be a technician on a methane gas plant is fairly easy to attain. You have a few different options, and which you take will depend on what is available to you and your preferences. You can get an apprenticeship at a biomethane plant, and get hands-on experience while you are being trained. You could also attend a trade school to learn what you need to know, or you can attain an Associate's Degree. Any of these or a combination of the three will put you in a good position for getting a technician job at a biomethane plant.

Some college coursework recommendations are Chemistry, Power Generation, and Landfill Gas Plant Operations. College learning and work experience with electrical, mechanical, or control systems are also positively viewed in the biomethane industry.

If you are good with technology and have an interest in a field that takes waste and turns it into something useful, a Gas Collection System Technician job might be great for you. Technicians need to be good with their hands, and have the ability to tend to details. Since technicians work with the mechanics of the plant, you need to be sure you can keep up with advances in plant technology and always be ready to learn something new.
Technician jobs in methane gas plants are great places to find good pay and a steady 'green' career. is the #1 green careers website on Google. We have the most comprehensive database of articles on green jobs. Whatever your stage of life, we have you covered. Green careers, green training, and green entrepreneurship articles are only a small part of our exhaustive green career site. There are tremendous upsides to having a green career.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Why You Should Deal With a Legitimate Computer Recycling Company

By Karen K Williams    

The increasing demand and use of computers in all spheres of life has lead to an increased computer usage. With time, these computers need to be replaced for better ones, or for a change. These computers shouldn't be just dumped in a waste dump; they have to be properly disposed of through using computer recycling.
There are various companies offering computer recycling services today; however not all of them are legitimate. These illegitimate companies have emerged to make money through recycling, using unethical and illegal means. It is no point recycling your computers with these companies as you don't end up protecting the environment, but instead, create more damage to the environment.

Signs of an illegitimate computer recycling company
This is why you have to know how to distinguish between a legitimate and an illegitimate recycling company. Instead of recycling computer waste, these illegitimate companies tend to shed lots of this waste to developing countries.
This is rather dangerous as the people in these developing countries don't actually have any defined e-waste disposal methods and systems. The e-waste sent here ends up polluting the water supplied to households to cause dire health consequences. The recycling rates of these companies are usually higher than legitimate companies as the company has to include shipping and other similar costs to their recycling rates.
It is important that you wisely choose a legitimate recycling company for recycling your computer. This is because most computer users tend to forget to delete their hard disk of all important information once the computer is not in working condition.

Ask for records
If these illegitimate companies lay their hands on such computers, they will extract your sensitive and private data like account details and social security numbers and sell it for a price to people who want such information to commit bigger crimes.
If your computer reaches a legitimate computer recycling company, you are assured that your hard disk will be completely destroyed by melting the hard disk so that there are no chances of any data recovery by anyone.

The best way to find out if a computer recycling company is legitimate is to ask if the company maintains records of all the computers they recycle. Companies that keep records of all the computers they recycle tend to note n where the computers are sent for recycling its different parts, and how the parts are actually recycled.

With such clear information at your fingertips, these computer recycling companies can genuinely be trusted for safe computer recycling towards a green environment and future.

AltrBinc is a Houston electronics recycling company offers recycling like computer electronics recycle, computer desktop recycling services in Houston.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Get Hybrid Gas Mileage in Your Regular Car

By Brian Carr 

It's no secret that hybrid cars get better fuel economy than their "regular fuel" counterparts. Unfortunately, chances are you probably don't own a hybrid car. Thankfully, that doesn't have to stop you from getting great gas mileage.

Below are several things you can do to help your vehicle get hybrid like fuel economy without having to shell out the extra money for an actual hybrid car:
  1. Remove all excess weight from your vehicle. The rule of thumb is for every extra 100 pounds you carry in your car, you reduce its fuel economy by 2%. A good place to start is in the trunk of your car. Do you really need to carry your golf clubs around all the time?
  2. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Again, the rule of thumb is driving with under inflated tires will reduce your fuel economy by 2%, on average. You should try and check your tire pressure at least once per month.
  3. Watch your speed. According to, for every 5 miles per hour you drive above 60 mph, you reduce your fuel economy by 6%. That's a pretty big incentive to just hang out in the right lane.
  4. Reduce the amount of time you are in idle. Again, according to, your car wastes up to 17% of its fuel by simply being in idle. Whether you turn the car off when you're sitting at a long stop light, or park the car when you pick up something from a friend's house, you need to find ways to reduce the amount of time your car sits in idle.
  5. Use moderate acceleration. Rapid acceleration, coupled with accelerating in to stops (as opposed to coasting) can decrease your fuel economy by as much as 33%! So, the next time the light turns green, don't gun it.
It may seem unrealistic, using the above tips should help you increase your fuel economy by between 10 and 20%. You may not be able to get the same fuel economy as an actual hybrid car, but following these items should get you pretty close.

Please visit Daily Fuel Economy Tip for more gas saving tips like this. The better driver you are, the more gas and money you'll save. It's a win/win situation!