America is overlooking renewable resource: manure
October 7, 2014 by Slate
October 7, 2014 – The U.S. is belatedly making great strides on becoming more energy-efficient and carbon-friendly. But there’s one plentiful, renewable resource that America is overlooking: animal manure.
Our industrial-scale farms produce bull crap, chicken poop, and pig manure in great abundance. A single cow can produce 30 pounds of manure per day. But in America — where farmers often have vast acreage, electricity is comparatively cheap, and regulations are relatively lax — there hasn’t been that much pressure on (or incentives for) farmers to do much more with manure than spread it around their fields or pile it into lagoons, as pig farmers in North Carolina have done. READ MORE