Dairy waste into electric powder
Dairy waste, such as cow manure, waste silage and cheese whey might
become viable energy sources. Clarkson University researchers are
researching these waste products in order to help area farmers meet
their own energy needs. Last year's New York State budget included a
$1-million appropriation for Clarkson to investigate ways that dairy
waste from cheese manufacturing and dairy farms can be used as feedstock
to produce biogas to generate heat and electric power on New York farms.
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While steps toward sustainable development are worthwhile,
enterprises should also consider animal welfare issues. Turning waste
into energy might solve the issue of pollution and non-renewable
resources; however, it doesn’t help alleviate the pain and suffering
farm animals undergo in factory farms. Moving towards a plant-based diet
would reduce animal suffering and factory farm waste.
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