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Manure as a source of energy

manureasasourceofenergy.jpgManure can also be turned into electricity.Farmers can use the manure of cows, pigs or chickens to produce electricity for their farms.When manure is collected and put into a large digester, methane gas is separated from the liquid and solid waste. The methane gas can then be used to generate electricity and the remains can be used to produce fertilizer!

Did you know that the waste from Pennsylvania's hogs and dairy cows can power 86,000 homes or reduce the need for 384,459 barrels of oil, which would fill up more than a half-million average-sized cars with gasoline.