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Down to earth: Using garbage to generate electricity (USA)


Anaerobic digesters are part of a California pilot program -- one of the first of its kind in the country -- to turn trash into electricity. Each digester holds 240 tons of food waste every three weeks, and 5,000 tons cow manure a year, that would otherwise end up in landfills. Each unit generates 100 kilowatt hours of electricity; that's enough to supply 100 homes on a daily basis. But right now, it's not being sold because it's still a pilot program.

Source: KCOY

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