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#1 I don't understand why they need $5 million for this unless it is some Congressman paying back some dairy farmer for his political contributions. Farms do that all the time where I come from. Chicken houses use chicken crap in anaerobic digesters to make methane to heat the chicken houses. Dairy farmers use cow poop to make methane to heat the milking barns, hog farmers use pig poop to heat the hog barns.
This is nothing new, exciting, or cutting edge and people have been doing it since the 1970's that I am aware of. This sounds to me like a Congress Critter sliding a bone to a constituent who was a big donor to their campaign.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-04-10 04:40||
#2 Remember Michael Yon was pushing this for Afghans, calling it Gobar Gas.
Posted by Bobby 2012-04-10 05:56||
#3 actually, anaerobic digesters requires close watching and frequent adjustment to work optimally
yes, shoveling poop is part of it but only a small part
Posted by lord garth 2012-04-10 07:38||
#4 A swear word did someone start taking male hormones?
Posted by Injun Phort6057 2012-04-10 10:26||
#5 Sounds like the energy from it is going to cost a lot more than coal.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-10 11:01||
#6 A BS digester in DC could conceivably supply the ethanol consumed in DC. And is a surplus of BS shovelors in DC.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-04-10 11:50||
#7 With the amount of BS produced hourly in Washinton they'd generate enough ethenal to fuel the world. Problem is half think the BS are precious nuggets of wisdom.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-04-10 13:50||
#8 Is that instead of one of madam's vacations?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-04-10 15:38||