Posts Tagged 'Manure'

Milking the System for All It’s Worth

HP Seeks To Power Data Centers With Cow Manure.

The Times (UK) (5/23, Dey) reported Hewlett-Packard “is working on plans to power its data centres using energy generated from cow manure.” Company researchers “want to build computer warehouses on dairy farms where they would be hooked up to power plants fuelled by waste.” According to the article, “just one cow produces enough waste every day to power the televisions in three typical households. A large dairy farm, with about 10,000 cows, produces enough to run one of the firm’s typical data centres and meet the energy needs of the farmer, the HP scientists believe. If it works, the scheme could potentially solve two of the world’s looming environmental problems at a stroke:” the disposal of farm waste and large amounts of energy needed to cool off data centers.

Pig Poop Pavement

Missouri Company Converts Hog Manure Into Asphalt.

The AP (4/16) reports, “The outer road along Interstate 44 near Six Flags St. Louis is freshly paved – with asphalt made from recycled swine manure.” Two local companies, “road contractor Pace Construction Co. and the engineering firm Innoventor, joined together on the project,” which “is believed to be the first” of its kind. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Innoventor perfected the process of converting the animal waste into a bio-oil used in asphalt binder.”

Reposted from ASEE First Bell, April 16, 2010


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