When we first came up with the idea to make methane in cities from dog poo, I never thought anyone had done this until I found an article about this exact idea in San Francisco. Will Brinton, a leading scientist in methane production, was called in to do the feasibility studies on the project. After, the project was approved and deemed doable, the final steps to make it a reality were never taken due to red tape.
In 2008, when I first emailed Will Brinton, he replied come on up to his farm in Maine to check out his lab. Somehow I never found time, until the summer of 2009 when I was actually up at a residency in Skowhegan Maine. I remembered the email and looked him up to find he only lived 40 minutes away. That summer Will and I collaborated on a design that mixed his digester experience with what I had seen in India. Here we are creating my first digester which would give us about 4 hours of light every night.