Dairy Farmers Pioneer Biomethane-Powered 18-Wheel Trucks
By: Pat Coate -
Published: Mar 5, 2009 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, â€œSo why the heck are we paying for fuel?â€ 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.