Cow Manure To Power Dutch Homes

November 14, 2009  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“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.
 
The heat generated will be distributed to around 1,100 homes in the area around Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands, the plant’s operator Essent said in a statement.”
 
Reuters
 
This story isn’t bull blip, there are unfortunate residents who live in houses that are heated by cow crap.
 
I’m all for exploring alternative energies, but this is going a bit too far. If I put my house on the market, who would buy a home that’s powered by cow manure?
 
I’m surprised that in the freewheeling Netherlands there isn’t an energy plant powered by marijuana. That’s my kind of alternative energy.
 
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2 Responses to “Cow Manure To Power Dutch Homes”

  1. Aaron Stewart on May 1st, 2010 3:32 am

    Every government should focus more on Alternative Energy so as not to be too dependent on Oil and avoid air pollution as well.:;;

  2. Jane Love on November 7th, 2010 3:46 pm

    there is no better way of harnessing nature’s energy other than the use of alternative energy sources

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