Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cow Poop: More than a redneck lawn ornament

Folks up North say we Texans have more money than brains, more oil than money and more bulls*** than oil. Well, now we also have the world's largest manure-to-gas plant and they're dang jealous.

Every day, Microgy Inc.'s new Huckabay Ridge plant mixes 10 dump-trucks full of cow poop with grease and other restaurant waste, purifies it and turns it into methane gas ... which will power 11,000 Central Texas homes a year. That's the equivalent of 4.6 million gallons of oil a year.

One company official referred to Texas dairy cattle as "non-depleting gas wells," and for good reason: Each cow produces about 15 gallons of poop every day, and there are hundreds of thousands of them in Texas alone.

Can't do that in Manhattan! Thank God and Goodnight for Texas BS!


SingingSkies said...

And then, of course, there's "Cow Plop Bingo". Someone in Texas came up with this fundraiser where a grid is placed in a field and cattle let loose to do their thing. You get the picture, right?

Jana said...

Maybe Oregon will join the herd (as it were), with so many dairy cattle there, it would be a great way to use some of that plop for good use other than stinking up the sweet little town of Cloverdale!! Tillamook cheese comes from happy poopers from Cloverdale!

Jill said...

We do have brains under our cowboys hats dont we! Now if we could only harness the poop and hot air that comes out of Washington.