Pig Poo Power

According to the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO), the pork industry contributes over 1% of the methane and nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture. While in Thailand, pig manure also contributes markedly to high nitrogen and phosporus accumulation in soil and water. In overcoming such dilemmas, the AGO, a couple years ago, suggested that "there may be significant opportunities in biogas production, particularly for large enterprise." And blow me down, they were right. For here comes news that piggy poo is going to be a source of electricity. Energy Australia reckon their new plant will convert poo to run not only a piggery, but have enough left over to power 1,500 houses. Plus, it will stop the release of methane, a greenhouse gas ... and pongy smell to boot. ::ABC News Online [by WM]

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