May 14, 2004

Methane Digester: generating electricity from cows

One would think that this type of thing should happen here first....
Maria Alicia Gaura writes:

After 25 years of persistent work, Marin County rancher Albert Straus has figured out a way to run his dairy farm, organic creamery and electric car from the manure generated by his herd of 270 cows.

Cheered on by a small gathering of engineers, environmentalists and fellow farmers, Straus stepped into a utility shed Thursday, switched on a 75- kilowatt generator, then stepped outside to snip the ribbon spanning a spanking-new electrical panel.

Posted by James Zellmer at May 14, 2004 5:17 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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