Byproducts from the massive operation resulted in a dung pile measuring 100 feet long, 30 feet high and 50 feet wide that began burning about two months ago and continues to smolder despite Herculean attempts to douse it.And those are just some of the possible solutions. Idiot - thar's Gold in That Thar Manure Pile: Thermal Depolymerization or rather, oil.
Most big feedlots spread the manure over farm fields or compost it to spread later or sell commercially to gardeners. Farmers in several states are experimenting with using the methane gas from livestock manure to produce electricity. The manure is heated and produces methane gas as it breaks down. The gas is collected and used to power a generator, which sends electricity onto a power grid.
Friday, January 28, 2005
Massive cow manure mound burns for third month
Posted by Mustang Sally at 9:09 AM