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Posted Tue Apr 29 2014: from Quad-City Business Journal:
Feedlot uses cattle waste to produce energy
In 2007, farmer Bryan Sievers began researching an idea for a large cattle feedlot and came up with a plan that makes the entire enterprise "green." Along with his wife, Lisa; son, Jon; and his father, Glenn, the family came up with a way to turn the feedlot waste into electricity. In this instance, it is the cattle waste they are using. Sievers uses the manure from the cows to feed into a biomass digester, the methane from which is used generate electricity for the feedlot. What is left over from the production of electricity is fertilizer for the corn and soybean crops.... The digester is producing about 650 kilowatts of electricity an hour, which could power about 450 homes, he said. It is running at about two-thirds of its 1-megawatt capacity.
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