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Big Money in Cow Farts?
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Big Money in Cow Farts?
https://this.kiji.is/594560287134123105?...7532812385


Quote:Bio-methane from cow manure could be a “new gold rush” on the farm


Quote:The back end of a cow generates 80 pounds each day of what Dennis Haubenschild, who owns 750 of them near Princeton, Minn., refers to as a “non-depletable renewable resource.”

Now, technology and policy are aligning for farmers to take advantage of all that manure in a surprising way — by turning it into gas that can fuel vehicles.

Hmmm

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Bullshit.
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The world needs to get themselves some o' these non-farting sheeps.
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So let's see.....

80 x 750 = 60,000 / 2,000 pounds per ton = 30 tons of shit per day.

That's 210 tons per week or 840 per month, if it is a short month.

That's 10,000 tons of shit in a year from just one farm.

That much shit in a year is getting up into Trump territory!
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"Organic fertilizer."
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Given that methane is a greenhouse gas, I'm not sure that ramping up production is wise.
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(01-27-2020, 10:02 PM)Dānu Wrote: Given that methane is a greenhouse gas, I'm not sure that ramping up production is wise.

The point is to replace fossil fuels with renewables.
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https://www.socalgas.com/stay-safe/metha...nvironment


It's better to burn methane than to let it leak into the atmosphere.


Quote: Natural gas, which primarily consists of methane, is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. When methane is produced from non-fossil sources such as food and green waste , it can literally take carbon out of the air. Methane provides a great environmental benefit, producing more heat and light energy by mass than other hydrocarbon, or fossil fuel, including coal and gasoline refined from oil, while producing significantly less carbon dioxide and other pollutants that contribute to smog and unhealthy air. This means the more natural gas is used, in place of coal, to generate electricity or instead of gasoline to fuel cars, trucks and buses, the less greenhouse gas emissions and smog related pollutants are produced.

However, methane that is released into the atmosphere before it is burned is harmful to the environment. Because it is able to trap heat in the atmosphere, methane contributes to climate change. Although methane’s lifespan in the atmosphere is relatively short compared to those of other greenhouse gases, it is more efficient at trapping heat than are those other gases. And while there are natural processes in soil and chemical reactions in the atmosphere that help remove methane from the atmosphere, it is important for all human activities that contribute methane to the atmosphere to be conducted in ways that reduce their methane emissions. This includes the development of processes to capture methane that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere and use it as a fuel. For example, methane from waste water treatment plants or dairies can be captured and used as a fuel to reduce the amount of methane entering the atmosphere as well as reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
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