Prehistoric power station

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  • Date and time: Saturday 17 November 2018, 3pm to 8pm
  • Location: King's Manor, Exhibition Square (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

From ‘gassy cows’, human gut to peatlands, wetlands and sediments, a natural process called anaerobic digestion is performed by a diverse group of microbes that eat dead organic material and breath out methane as an end by-product of their digestion. Join University of York biologists and explore the wonderful ways of using waste to produce green, renewable energy. Discover why you shouldn’t flush away disposable wipes, learn about steps in wastewater treatment and the science behind microbes that produce methane.

Meet the Researchers: Dr Anna Alessi, Annabel Cansdale, Ben Murcott, Dr James Chong, James Robson, Yumechris Amekan