All together now: ewwwww!

by Gene on May. 07th, 2008

A company in California is harvesting the power of cow patties, using manure to produce natural gas for home heating.

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Thor's picture
Thor says:

Good, maybe that will help offset cows' carbon footprint from the gaseous emissions they make through their regular biological processes!!!

posted on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 2:57pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Hey, cow power is well represented on Buzz!

Try Cow power or Making fuel from trash (which has a comment about the Haubenschild farm in Minnesota).

Many zoos are considering turning animal waste (which is plentiful, and costs money to dispose of) into fuel. And the Museum of Science, London, is looking at power generation from human poop. (See that "Making fuel from trash thread" for more.)

posted on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 3:28pm
shanee's picture
shanee says:

Wow...cow patties. Thats really interesting but gross at the same time. And i guess its a good source of energy though..i need to do more research.

posted on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 9:51am
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

poo power. niiiice.

BOOYAKASHA!

posted on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 10:01am
BLB's picture
BLB says:

At least we can turn crap to something useful, how will it smell.....HMMM..IDK..hahaa!!

Yadadamean!!!

posted on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 10:15am
Andy Korman's picture
Andy Korman says:

HOORAY NOW I CAN USE MY OWN POO TO POWER MY HOUSE SWEET!!!!

posted on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 10:17am

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