We cows make milk and gas. While the milk has been used for years and years and years and years, our gas is finally being captured and people and animals are reaping the benefits. Now there are all sorts of ways to use this.
- One farm is going to power their fleet of trucks with it. (Fair Oaks Farms dairy fleet to run solely on renewable fuel)
- Another farm is going to power a gondola at a ski resort! (Cows Power on display at K-1)
- Need electricity at your house? Of course you do, and that's what dairy farms can also do for you! (Digester expected to be ready at large dairy by fall 2013)
- Microsoft is even exploring the idea to power their data plants. (Microsoft’s experimental waste-to-energy data center)
While all of this sounds very interesting The Farmer has run the numbers and has not yet seen how he could implement any of these scenarios on his farm. However, he is looking into another source of green power with trees. Let's not get our hopes up anytime soon.
Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.