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Dairy Farmers Pioneer Biomethane-Powered 18-Wheel Trucks

By: Pat Coate - Published:   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: abcnews.go
It was there, heaps and heaps of it lying around literally all over the darned place. Some California dairy farmers looked at each other and asked, “So why the heck are we paying for fuel?” They are now driving 18-wheel trucks powered by cow manure, the first such vehicles of their kind. 

That's right: Cow poo is not just for fertilizing flowers anymore. No more pain at the pump for these innovative guys. I just love the Golden State.

Implications - Hilarides Dairy is a company that will use the manure of 10,000 cows to generate 226,000 cubic feet of biomethane daily -- reducing the Central Valley farm's diesel fuel consumption by 650 gallons a day.

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