1 dairy + 2600 cows = 130 tons manure/day
“The way we’ve broken it down is, two cows can power one home each day. So our cows power about 1,300 homes.”
Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
This is how I picture our sustainable energy future: We all have a solar panel, a wind turbine on the roof, a couple of cows, a garden, some chickens and a car that runs on urine. We’re all set. Energy independent from renewable sources.
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What a bunch of crap!
I wonder what that will make the house smell like, and how about the carbon foot print from the 2 cows for every home. That's a lot of flaturation!
Jovan Gonzales says
Yeah, cows and other ruminants are the next leading source of methane after fossil fuels! But it's so much less that we'd still be better off in the end!
I wish you could watch Planet Green because they always focus on these kinds of things. Spray-on solar cells are the next thing, I think. And maybe lots of rooftop gardens? I like where you see the future! I'm down!
Okay, okay! =) I'll call and get Planet Green added to my package. You sold me and I could sure use the hope.
Jovan Gonzales says
Yesssss. Trust me, I watch that channel allllll the time and I love it. It makes me happy that people are already doing so much more than I once thought!
They also have lots of fun tips for saving water, electricity, and trash. I already use a lot of the cheaper methods thanks to that channel! 😀
Tim Ruggiero says
The Green Channel is where the 'Split Estate' documentary was shown.
Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths says
Sign me up! Looking at converting to Solar Water Heater when mine goes out.