Generating a bigger bowel mooovement

In April, I blogged about industrial-sized "digesters" that, through heat and microbes, reduce mountains of waste into gas or electricity. Well, it looks like company Microgy is in deep manure now with the opening of a new plant next month in Huckabay, Texas. See the news article: "Gas from manure: Big plant to open."

According to the story, "When complete, the eight digesters--each of which hold 916,000 gallons--will be able to process the manure of 10,000 cows. That's enough to produce a billion cubic feet of biogas a year. A year's worth of biogas can sell for about $4.6 million. The plant itself costs $11.2 million."

Why should you give a turd? "Turning manure into gas has environmental benefits. Traditional manure composting can lead to algae blooms and chemical runoffs." Truly, this technology is brilliant. In fact, I could blog about it until the cows come home...