This Idea Stinks

Aron Schatz
July 11, 2006

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How does the idea of getting power from crap sound? Sounds pretty stinky to me. In all seriousness, this is a good idea. The cost isn't that much more than traditional power generation, but no one will buy it.


Some customers want to reduce their reliance on non-renewable energy, so providing customers with a renewable energy choice is important. Cow Power will provide a new income stream to participating farmers, help reduce some of the water quality impacts of farming through the introduction of innovative manure management technologies, and significantly reduce manure odors, particularly during spreading. Participating farms may also reduce bedding costs by using dry byproducts of the process in place of sawdust or other bedding. Funds not supporting farm methane power will support other renewable generation resources.


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