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NW on cutting edge of poop energy

NW Natural is the first company to launch a program to trap methane gas from cow manure, leading the way in cutting down greenhouse gasses.

“Under the program, the company’s natural gas customers can pay extra, and the money would be used to help develop systems to trap methane gas from cow manure. The trapped gas could be converted to energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

There are an estimated 120,000 cows on Oregon’s 350 dairy farms producing roughly 14.4 million pounds of cow dung a day. The next step is to get the cows to stop farting.

  1. Wubba Wubba says:

    In all seriousness, this is one of the best ways to get energy from organisms. Methane Digestion allows for the waste of 4 cows to be able to power a home. 30,000 homes here in Oregon can be powered by shite. That’s Northwest Oregon right there.

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