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Fair ride runs on manure


August 14, 2008
By Marg Land

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Fair ride runs on manure

A kiddie ride at the California State Fair is being run on cow manure.

August 14, 2008, Sacramento, CA – A kiddie ride at the California State Fair is being run on cow manure.

The California State Fair recently announced it is hosting the first known amusement ride powered entirely by cow manure.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and developer BioEnergy Solutions will power a children’s train ride – called Branyard Animal Train – with renewable biogas, made from California dairy cows. The ride is owned by Ray Cammack Shows and will be located in the Kaiser Permanente Kids Park at the State Fair. Kids will have the opportunity to take a ride and learn more about renewable energy options for the future and about being environmentally conscious.

“Powering a children’s ride at the state fair with biogas is a celebration of the great efforts of California’s dairy farmers to help us meet our energy needs,” said Robert T. Howard, vice president of gas transmission and distribution for PG&E. “We’re proud to partner with these innovative dairy farmers and demonstrate the potential for the state's agriculture and power sectors to work together to meet California’s climate goals.”

The exhibit and ride will be in the Kaiser Permanente Kids Park starting August 15 through Labor Day.


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