Friday, January 13, 2012

How A Thousand Pounds Of Butter Becomes Three Days’ Worth Of Energy

How A Thousand Pounds Of Butter Becomes Three Days’ Worth Of Energy: "A dizzy­ing fall from grace is in store for the Penn­syl­va­nia Farm Show’s famed but­ter sculpture.

Through tomor­row, the thousand-pound work of art will be the star attrac­tion of the annual indoor agri­cul­ture fes­ti­val. Thou­sands of peo­ple have snapped pic­tures of the refrig­er­ated sculp­ture, which depicts a boy lead­ing his prize-winning calf through a county fair.

Next week, how­ever, a Juni­ata County farmer will uncer­e­mo­ni­ously dump it into a manure pit.

That’s because he’s turn­ing the sculp­ture into methane gas. One thou­sand pounds of but­ter, it turns out, cre­ates enough energy to power a farm for three days...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

Cow poop works pretty good too,

Underground Politics said...

I think this farmer uses that stuff too. I think more of them need to look into it.

MotivatedinOhio said...

I haven't tried it, but it makes sense.  I have looked into it.  I hope someone designs a septic system that collects methane.  Heat your house with poop. 

Underground Politics said...

Now that would be cool.