Dairy cows are amazing creatures! We all know how they provide us food…but now they provide us fuel! A handful of dairy farms in New York have taken advantage of anaerobic digesters – expensive technology that turns manure or organic waste into electricity. In fact, Governor Cuomo recently announced an initiative that increased and incentivized the construction and use of anaerobic digesters on farms in an effort to help reduce electricity costs on farms and increase the production of renewable energy in the state.
The following farm takes bio-energy production one step further. Check out how this dairy farm is turning manure into fuel for its delivery trucks. The New York Times has the story.