Poop to Power Comes to China

Green Lifestyles - farm animal wastes used for powerYou may have already heard of various projects that turn farm animal wastes into energy: from Connecticut to South Africa, farmers and energy experts are finding innovative ways of turning this waste material (and often pollutants) into power for cooking, heating, and even electricity generation.

ABC News today takes note of such an effort in China: a nine-year-old ecological farm started to provide organic eggs to Beijing consumers and produces about 200 tons of chicken poop daily. That manure is now being converted to biogas, which is piped to homes in the nearby village of Shuiyu. The farm also uses the gas to generate its own electricity, which cuts its CO2 emissions by about 95,000 tons a year.

This is a first-of-its-kind effort in China, but investors are already considering building on the model with a farm in the southern Anhui province. It’ll probably only make a small contribution to the country’s recently-announced goal of cutting its carbon intensity 40-45% by 2020… but perhaps this concept will catch on in the other parts of China and Asia.


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4 Responses to “Poop to Power Comes to China”

  1. Going green has been the best thing to hit cyber and news medias. Thank you for having such an informative blog.
    Benigna Torviso-Marko

  2. This is totally a wonderful green article. The opportunity for taking waste and converting to useful energy.
    Benigna torviso-Marko

  3. China has been lately investing heavily in renewable energy. Despite being one of world’s biggest polluter, it has started working in the field of renewable energy, especially wind energy. To get more information check - http://www.videocrux.com/video/12588/China-Wind-Energy-Potential-Appears-Vast

  4. We need to first invest here. I agree with your entry.

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