Oregon Dairy Farm Powered by Cow Manure a National Model

Oregon Dairy Farm Powered by Cow Manure a National Model

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redbarn.jpgOregon’s largest dairy will test a new generation of technology that captures methane from cow manure — tapping an underused energy source and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

The $1 million methane digester is being constructed to show that even small farms could save the expense of trucking heavy manure to a central facility. Instead, they could have their own digesters and pipe excess gas to a collection spot.

(Read the AP story via MSNBC)

(Illinois dairy farm, photo by David Nolan)

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