Power Company Looks at Pig Manure

CANADA - Manitoba Hydro wants hog farmers to turn pig manure into power, and is offering companies more than a million dollars to do it.
calendar icon 22 August 2008
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More than 250 big hog farms, along with some of the province's most polluting industrial plants, are eligible for the program, according to Calgary Herald. If they can find a way to burn biomass - everything from crop stubble and wood chips to potato peels and manure - the province will help with the capital costs.

The province and Hydro say the project could shrink greenhouse-gas emissions, save companies and farmers money, and even reduce the kind of stubble-burning that left Winnipeg in a smoky haze last fall.

Hydro hopes to have the first projects are up and running in two years.

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