Poop power

You’ve heard of electricity produced by coal, natural gas and even wind, but how about chicken poop? Well as strange as that may sound, a company in North Carolina called Fibrowatt plans to build three power plants that run on such droppings from our egg-laying friends. But not everyone is clucking with excitement about the project. According to the Charlotte Observer, air quality officials believe the plant would likely produce more nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and particle pollution than a conventional coal plant. This understandably has health officials worried as well. Time will tell whether coal or chicken poop will rule the roost when it comes to North Carolina’s electricity production.

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