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Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy

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avatar Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:05PM
So not only does Albers make a profit as a dairy farmer, he also brings in income for creating and selling renewable energy. Furthermore, he’s helping to lessen the affects of global warming by reducing his dairy farm’s greenhouse gas emissions.

http://bakersfieldexpress.org/2009/11/11/manure-power-dairies-harness-methane-to-create-renewable-energy/
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:19PM
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The carbon dioxide is “flared,” or burned off (the effects of which are not harmful to the air, Warner of the air pollution control district said). What is left is high-quality methane that matches the purity of natural gas.

I don't understand the chemistry for burning carbon dioxide.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:20PM
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Frank Furter
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The carbon dioxide is “flared,” or burned off (the effects of which are not harmful to the air, Warner of the air pollution control district said). What is left is high-quality methane that matches the purity of natural gas.

I don't understand the chemistry for burning carbon dioxide.

But isn't it a great trick?
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:36PM
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eeek
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Frank Furter
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The carbon dioxide is “flared,” or burned off (the effects of which are not harmful to the air, Warner of the air pollution control district said). What is left is high-quality methane that matches the purity of natural gas.

I don't understand the chemistry for burning carbon dioxide.

But isn't it a great trick?

The real story here would be the burning of carbon dioxide-- a solution to global CO2 accumulation--- not a story about recovering cow flatus.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:38PM
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Frank Furter
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eeek
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Frank Furter
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The carbon dioxide is “flared,” or burned off (the effects of which are not harmful to the air, Warner of the air pollution control district said). What is left is high-quality methane that matches the purity of natural gas.

I don't understand the chemistry for burning carbon dioxide.

But isn't it a great trick?

The real story here would be the burning of carbon dioxide-- a solution to global CO2 accumulation--- not a story about recovering cow flatus.

It's too bad the reporter never took a chem class. But this is the first time I've heard of farm generated methane being put into the utility's system.
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 04:55PM
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eeek
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Frank Furter
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eeek
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Frank Furter
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The carbon dioxide is “flared,” or burned off (the effects of which are not harmful to the air, Warner of the air pollution control district said). What is left is high-quality methane that matches the purity of natural gas.

I don't understand the chemistry for burning carbon dioxide.

But isn't it a great trick?

The real story here would be the burning of carbon dioxide-- a solution to global CO2 accumulation--- not a story about recovering cow flatus.

It's too bad the reporter never took a chem class. But this is the first time I've heard of farm generated methane being put into the utility's system.

I read the story carefully for that very reason. I hope they are able to remove sufficient amounts of oxigen or other oxidizing componds to prevent an explosive mixture. I was puzzled why the biomethane has restricted uses.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 05:36PM
The principle of carbon dioxide flaring is the same as the one that allows the use of water in an alcohol cat stove.



Old Dude
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November 11, 2009 05:39PM
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mrcondron
The principle of carbon dioxide flaring is the same as the one that allows the use of water in an alcohol cat stove.


avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 11, 2009 06:24PM
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mrcondron
The principle of carbon dioxide flaring is the same as the one that allows the use of water in an alcohol cat stove.

Maybe in a parallel universe with different chemistry. That would be an alcohol dog stove.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 12, 2009 02:06PM
Winter is coming and cabin fever has already begun. Can anybody tell?

Jim
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November 12, 2009 02:14PM
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tomdisco
Winter is coming and cabin fever has already begun. Can anybody tell?

Cabin fever?



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avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 12, 2009 02:27PM
Yep, looks the the whole yosemitenews.info crowd. Where do you keep our ship?

Jim
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 12, 2009 03:17PM
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tomdisco
Yep, looks the the whole yosemitenews.info crowd. Where do you keep our ship?

Jim



Loon Lake.
avatar Re: Manure Power: Dairies harness methane to create renewable energy
November 12, 2009 03:23PM
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szalkowski
Loon Lake.

And here I thought we left it at Table Lake.
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November 12, 2009 03:45PM
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szalkowski
Loon Lake.

And here I thought we left it at Table Lake.


You've forgotten that we are planning on running the rapids on the South Fork of the American River early next April?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2009 03:46PM by szalkowski.
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