Poop powers WA power plant

NBC
All About Animals

POSTED: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:04pm

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.
 

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