Published on November 14th, 2009 | by Beth Graddon-Hodgson6
Netherlands Opens Cow Dung Powered Plant
November 14th, 2009 by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
It seems that the more time that goes on, the more we see poop being converted into a useful energy source. The latest nation to jump on board this new green trend in alternative energy is the Netherlands with the opening of a cow dung powered plant this Friday.
The plant is located in a more rural area where there is a big farming industry, including a dairy plant which is already making its own contribution to local sustainability. Now, it’s really making a contribution to the community, since the dairy cows’ dung is being converted into biogas that will provide heat to approximately 1,100 homes in the area. The manure, which will be fermented with grass, will also fuel the new thermal plant’s wind turbines.
Another cow manure plant opened this year in the Netherland, and marks a growing trend in an industry that’s moving towards alternative energy and gas sources, making use of a resource that comes from one of the most natural sources around!
Image Via: Flickr User Paul Stevenson with a Creative Commons License
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