Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A stink in Central California over converting cow manure to electricity

Thomas Henry Culhane via Eric Santiestevan: Ay yay yay America, my home sweet home; why is it that here in my adopted homeland Germany we have thousands of large scale commercial biogas power plants (8,000 in all of Europe) while the U.S. has only 150 and is making it hard for farmers and small businesses to keep them running? Using the little amount of NOx po...llution they emit as a barrier to entry into the energy business? Get real!

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Reporting from Stanislaus County, Calif. - Central California is home to nearly 1.6 million dairy cows and their manure -- up to 192 million pounds per day. It's a mountain of waste and a potential environmental ...

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