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Two critical issues facing rural farming communities in Cambodia are the lack of cooking fuel and electricity. The Fuel the Future initiative would address both of these problems using biogas generators as a cost-free way to provide these scarce resources. The biogas generator takes a variety of waste products (mostly cow manure or human waste) and utilizes the methane gas emitted from these products to feed a gas stove or lamp.
 
  
Currently, most farmers in Cambodia struggle to pay the rising costs of cooking fuel, which can total $20 to $30 dollars per month. The cost is extremely high considering that most farmers have no supplemental income outside of farming rice. Electricity is often non-existent among rural farmers in Cambodia, and the biogas generator would be able to supply power to a standard lamp. The production of cooking fuel and electricity from an abundant resource (manure) will improve the standard of living while redistributing expendable income toward other areas such as education.
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The objective of this proposal is to fund a pilot biogas generator ($1,115.50) in a rural farming community to promote further use of this technology, which is new to Cambodia. The model farm will be responsible for the implementation and operation of the biogas generator, and will be required to give community workshops on the effectiveness of the system. The success of this project will encourage further rural farms to consider adopting this valuable method of transforming waste products into scarce resources.
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Joseph Michael "Joe" Acabá (born May 17, 1967) is a Puerto Rican-American teacher, hydrogeologist and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate when he was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Training Group 19. He completed his training on February 10, 2006 and is currently assigned to STS-119, set to launch in the Fall of 2008 to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station.
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In 1990, Acabá received his Bachelor's Degree in Geology from the University of California - Santa Barbara and in 1992, he earned his Master's Degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. Acabá was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for six years. He also worked as a hydrogeologist in Los Angeles, California. Acabá spent two years in the United States Peace Corps and trained over 300 teachers in the Dominican Republic in modern teaching methodologies. He then served as Island Manager of the Caribbean Marine Research at Lee Stocking Island in the Exumas, Bahamas. Upon his return to the U.S., Acabá moved to Florida where he became Shoreline Revegetation Coordinator in Vero Beach. Acabá taught one year of science and math in high school and four years at the Dunnellon Middle School.[6]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_M._Acaba Wikipedia]

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Joseph Michael "Joe" Acabá (born May 17, 1967) is a Puerto Rican-American teacher, hydrogeologist and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate when he was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Training Group 19. He completed his training on February 10, 2006 and is currently assigned to STS-119, set to launch in the Fall of 2008 to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station.

In 1990, Acabá received his Bachelor's Degree in Geology from the University of California - Santa Barbara and in 1992, he earned his Master's Degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. Acabá was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for six years. He also worked as a hydrogeologist in Los Angeles, California. Acabá spent two years in the United States Peace Corps and trained over 300 teachers in the Dominican Republic in modern teaching methodologies. He then served as Island Manager of the Caribbean Marine Research at Lee Stocking Island in the Exumas, Bahamas. Upon his return to the U.S., Acabá moved to Florida where he became Shoreline Revegetation Coordinator in Vero Beach. Acabá taught one year of science and math in high school and four years at the Dunnellon Middle School.[6]


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