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Fri July 6, 2012
Regional Coverage

Cow manure helps keep the lights on in western New York

The largest on-farm biogas facility in New York summer processes 425 tons of animal and food waste a day.
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New York State is home to more than 600,000 dairy cows, which generate millions of pounds of manure.

Now, a new energy project in rural Wyoming County aims to be a model for using cow waste and by-products from food processing to generate electricity.

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