Cow poo may soon power computers!

May 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 25 (ANI): Cow manure may soon be used as a source of energy to power data centers or Internet in the future.

Hewlett-Packard has released a study called “Design of Farm Waste-Driven Supply Side Infrastructure for Data Centers” that draws attention to biogas energy created from cow dung.

The study encourages dairy farmers to rent out land and power to technology companies, reports Discovery News.

Planet Green explained the process of transforming cow manure to biofuel called biogas.

In this process, manure is first collected from the cows, and put under an anaerobic digestion process, releasing methane gas.

This gas can be used as natural gas or diesel fuel in generators that produce electricity.

It apparently takes 10,000 cows to produce enough manure to power a small computer center for a bank. (ANI)

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