Saturday, March 13, 2010

At Last, a GOOD Idea for Renewable Energy: Cow-shit, Garbage

S. Idaho commissioners approve dairy waste change
- The Associated Press
Published: 03/13/10

JEROME, Idaho — Commissioners in Jerome County have voted to amend the zoning ordinance to allow power generation from cow manure.

Commissioners on Monday approved the change to allow the non-conventional energy production without a special use permit.

Specifically, the change means a permit isn't needed to build anaerobic digesters that use livestock waste to produce electricity.

The Times-News reports that commissioners cited a major reduction in the volume of manure for dairies that install digesters.

Information from: The Times-News,

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