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November 23rd, 2010:

Manure to power homes

RTHK 23 Nov. 2010

A Chinese dairy is installing the world’s biggest system to turn cow manure into enough electricity to power thousands of homes. Technology Review magazine says Huishan Dairy in Liaoning will use manure from 60,000 cows. As well as generating power, the system will prevent methane gas, which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, from reaching the atmosphere.