Twin IBC

Basement Biodigester, Tillson NY -- 2014

In June of 2014, just after school let out, Mercy College students from the Envisaj Mercy Environmental Sustainability and Justice League joined Professor Thomas Culhane and Permaculture/Tower Garden experts Ed and Kathy Puffer and built America's first "basement biodigester" using the new " Solar CITIES indoor IBC design" that Culhane had pioneered first in Room 304 of Mercy College in the fall of 2013 and then at Kibbutz Lotan when the Envisaj team went on "the mother of all biogas tours" during winter break of January 2014 to Israel and Palestine.  Having established the safety and effi

Mercy College New York, 2013 - 2014

At Mercy College in the Fall of 2013 Culhane replaced the two digesters that had been destroyed when his laboratory experiments in room 304 were dismantled and he and Envisaj Mercy Vice President Tasheem Hall filled them with horse manure from the Rockefeller Park stables. One was kept in a shed and the other outside. They both froze solid over the long winter with a polar vortex that kept snow and freezing temperatures until May, and finally started producing gas at the end of May, 2014.