‘We are making electricity:’ Dairy farmer making power from cow manure | KOMO

Dairy farmer making power from cow manure

Dairy farmer making power from cow manure
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NEAR MONROE, Wash. – Recycling at Werkhoven Dairy near Monroe takes on a whole new meaning when you have more than 3,000 head that generate an average of 65 pounds of poop a day.

They’ve been turning cow manure into cow power for nearly a decade, producing enough electricity for nearly 300 homes and then some.

Dairies and cattle farms across the country have been installing biogas plants to capture the methane, found naturally in cow manure, into a usable fuel to power a generator which then sends electricity into a neighborhood grid.

Source: ‘We are making electricity:’ Dairy farmer making power from cow manure | KOMO

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