What would you do with 1.5 million pounds of cattle manure per day? Well how about using it to help meet America’s growing demand for ethanol? That’s what one enterprising company in Nebraska is doing, as it takes the daily droppings of 27,000 cattle, processes it into methane gas, and then uses the gas to power a new ethanol plant. According to the Environmental News Network, the manure is also used as fertilizer for surrounding corn fields, with the corn then being fed back to the cattle, or distilled into ethanol. Using the manure to create gas removes worries about volatile natural gas prices, and is one fragrant way to deal with some smelly waste.

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