Friday, August 01, 2008

Poop to Power

"MaxWest Environmental Systems and Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association have announced a partnership to convert horse waste into renewable energy.

Signed June 19, the partnership will reduce horse waste while generating “green” energy for the Ocala/Marion County community, which is home to 431 Thoroughbred breeding and training farms covering more than 70,000 acres." (Bloodhorse)

Basically, all of the horse farms and other places that keep horses will send their "stall waste" to the processing plant. There it will be gasified and turned into thermal energy. This energy will be used to power turbines and create electricity. It should generate enough juice to power 1,400 homes and also keep the waste from polluting water supplies.

Could it really be this easy? This is even better than the Pickens Plan! I have to believe that our politicians feed us enough horse shit to completely eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.

I think someone deserves a Nobel prize, or maybe an Eclipse if this works.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

No sh-t, number 2 the number 1 energy source? I wouldn't poo poo it.

My dog's been "gasified" all morning, so he really ought to help towards my outrageous summer Con Ed bills by "logging" more work minutes. Otherwise, he doesn't do squat.

That's what Brown can do for me.


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