Handshake Discovers The Power Of Poo
Handshake recently travelled to the anaerobic methane digester at Morrisville State College, a State University of New York, to understand the process of converting poo to energy.
Their operation collects all the manure in a big pit and pumps it up to a digester buried under a hill.
The digester is basically a giant stomach. Bacteria excreted from the cows with the poop continue to eat away at it in the digester, all the while producing methane. The methane goes through a series of pipes and into an engine that spins a generator to make electricity.
Handshake reporter Matt Millham got more than just a tour as he walked with general manager, Shawn Bossard.
Mr. Millham disappeared to find the cows in the back. After ten minutes, he strolled back in with a smile on his face and brown stains on his khaki pants.
“I got shit all over me,” he says.
To find out how Mr. Millham got the stain and for more about this cutting edge technology, check out the upcoming issue of Handshake magazine.