U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-17-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,227 posts, read 47,656,129 times
Reputation: 19735

Advertisements

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A plant that converts cow dung into energy for homes opened in the Netherlands Friday.

Manure from cows at a nearby dairy farm will be fermented along with grass and food industry residues, and the biogas released during the process will be used as fuel for the thermal plant's gas turbines.

Cow dung to power more Dutch homes | Oddly Enough | Reuters
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-17-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
41,492 posts, read 51,440,745 times
Reputation: 24613
Manure derived methane fueled co-generation is not a new idea. It was just too expensive to use with very low natural gas prices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
2,777 posts, read 7,132,485 times
Reputation: 2834
I've always had a not so secret fantasy about utilizing biogas a la Mad Max Before Thunderdome.


DIY Methane Generator
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
8,293 posts, read 23,197,982 times
Reputation: 3889
The American pioneers regularly burned dried cow manure & bison manure in their stoves.

Sometimes ya do whatcha gotta do, and without knowing it, it turns out to be the "green thing."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top