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Poop Power!

Posted on: Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I knew it was possible. Well done, farmers.
clipped from www.popularmechanics.com

Poop Power: U.S. Farms Save Big Turning Manure to Kilowatts
For farmers already operating on slim margins, the trick to staying afloat could be right under their feet. PM visits one dairy farm that’s already saving $60,000 a year by turning cow manure into energy using an anaerobic biodigester.

ROCKWOOD, Penn. — If I’d driven up Kingwood Road here two years ago, there’s a very good chance that I would have smelled Hillcrest Saylor Dairy Farm long before I reached its gravel driveway. But as I open my car door on Monday not 100 yards from the would-be offenders—approximately 600 Holsteins—the only odor that drifted my way was that of the freshly compacted corn silage that feeds the cows.

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