Experiment Turns Cow Waste Into Power

Experiment Turns Cow Waste Into Power

There are 3 comments on the WCPO-TV9 story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Experiment Turns Cow Waste Into Power. In it, WCPO-TV9 reports that:

An experiment at a Western Kentucky University farm is trying to turn cow waste into cow power.

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bowling green, ky

#1 Jan 11, 2010
LOL it would be like an all new Gold Rush except for Cow Pies. hahahah!!
Guy on a bike

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Jan 11, 2010
Hmm... That's how they ran Bartertown, except with pig poo. Seriously though, it's not that far fetched. WKU has a number of experiments involving reusing solid waste as fuel in some capacity or another. They currently have a small scale model that burns chicken dung mixed with coal that increases coals efficiency and reduces pollutants. They're also working on using the heat from decomposing leaves to heat greenhouses. I still don't understand why landfills aren't burning their methane to generate electricity or why thermal depolymerization isn't getting the attention it should.
spring fever

Urbana, OH

#3 Jan 22, 2010
I'm glad to see they are stepping up to the plate.

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