Poop powers WA power plant
POSTED: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:04pm
MONROE, WA (NBC) — Snohomish County Public Utility Managers in Washington State topped Puget Sound Energy in a bid to buy manure-generated power from digester operator near Monroe.
Methane is captured from the waste to power a generator that converts it to electricity.
The Qualco Energy digester turns manure from a nearby dairy farm into enough energy to power 300 homes.