Monday, September 22, 2008

Recycle or Reuse? Burning Aluminum Cans?

Today I plan to take my son to go to the metal recycler and get some money for all the cans we've collected over the last two months - I'm expecting about $50.00.

This morning I googled for "recycling aluminum cans" and came up with this link:

burnaluminum.com

It tells how there is nearly 6X the energy of gasoline and 6X the heating power of natural gas or kerosene of the same weight.

The site also discusses how cars could be powered off of the metal at a much cheaper price than gasoline.

Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth and there's nearly an unlimited supply to recycle. Burned aluminum produces a powder that can be turned back into useable aluminum.

The site seems as if they are going to be "selling something" - come next summer.

Have any of you ever heard of burning aluminum for energy or heat?

2 comments:

I am a lover of children's literature said...

I never heard of such a thing as burning aluminum but it certainly sound interesting and I would like to see how this goes?

fixyourthinking said...

we didn't have trash pickup at my rural childhood home and had to burn our trash ... I remember burning our cans.

I also know that aluminum is used in green fireworks (its what makes the green color)