The Potato Peelings Dragon, Skofja Loka, 2009

Photograph, drawing (60 x 40 cm)
Object: plastic bucket, household waste, silicon tubes, copper tube, plastic dragon

The Potato Peelings Dragon proposes using household waste to produce a biogas fuel. Potato peelings and other forms of organic waste are ideal. When we put such waste material into a plastic bucket and close it tightly so no oxygen can enter, we get a “digester”. The end product is a flammable biogas (methane). I made a dragon-shaped kitchen lighter that uses gas produced by this method.