Cargill scheme to generate 1.4MW from beef processing waste

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Waste from Cargill's massive meat processing facility at High River, Alberta, will be used to fuel a waste-to-energy plant that will boost the proportion of renewable energy used by the site to around 80 per cent.

Cargill is investing CAD36m and the Government of Canada is providing around CAD10m for the project, which is the first such public-private partnership in North America, according to the company. It's also the largest single waste-to-energy project Cargill has undertaken on the continent.

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This is a good thing.
Cow wastes, this and manure, are one of the best answers to our problem of running out of oil. We got cows. So long as we like our burgers, we will have cows, and they will produce methane. It is also effective to produce, the net energy yield (energy produced - energy required to produce it) is much better than ethanol and way way better than hydrogen.
Methane burns fairly clean, produces mostly just water and CO2 when it burns (CH4 + 2 02 = 2 H2O + CO2)
You can run a car on it, it's called CNG in that case.
Gobs of plans for making simple methane digesters out there, the Indians have been cooking with it for ages.

Much better than any short sighted schemes of drilling for more oil
 

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Toulle said:
This is a good thing.
Cow wastes, this and manure, are one of the best answers to our problem of running out of oil. We got cows. So long as we like our burgers, we will have cows, and they will produce methane. It is also effective to produce, the net energy yield (energy produced - energy required to produce it) is much better than ethanol and way way better than hydrogen.
Methane burns fairly clean, produces mostly just water and CO2 when it burns (CH4 + 2 02 = 2 H2O + CO2)
You can run a car on it, it's called CNG in that case.
Gobs of plans for making simple methane digesters out there, the Indians have been cooking with it for ages.

Much better than any short sighted schemes of drilling for more oil
 
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