n IMIESA - Chinese factory turns manure into electricity : climate change

Volume 33, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 33, Issue 10, Oct 2008, p. 103
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



China is beginning to take advantage of an unusual energy source - cow gas. Cows emit a significant amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, when they belch and flatulate. According to , the world's largest cow-dung methane power plant started operation on 21 January in China's Inner Mongolia region. With an investment of RMB 45 million (roughly $US5.7 million) from the country's largest milk producer, Mengniu Dairy, the plant is able to supply 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity to the national power grid.

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