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Bio-methane from cow manure could be a 'new gold rush' on the farm

 

January 27, 2020

DAVID JOLES – Star Tribune

The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The company is working on a project to convert manure at some of its dairies into renewable gas that can be sold for low-carbon credit in states like California and Oregon.

The back end of a cow generates 80 pounds each day of what Dennis Haubenschild, who owns 750 of them near Princeton, refers to as a "non-depletable renewable resource."

Now, technology and policy are aligning for farmers to take advantage of all that manure in a surprising way - by turning it into gas that can fuel vehicles.

http://www.startribune.com/bio-methane-from-cow-manure-could-be-a-new-gold-rush-on-the-farm/567314422/



 

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