Cow Poop Will Soon Be Heating A Solid Chunk of the Clinton Area
It literally sounds like an "Onion" headline, right?
I'm a big fan of satire news sites like "The Onion" or "The Hard Times". The headlines always slay me. In fact, more often then not, the headlines themselves are even better than the faux article. Regardless, it's always nice to take a minute and have a good chuckle whenever possible. But sometimes real life is just as amusing.
Take for instance, what happened yesterday, just down the road in Clinton. It was a groundbreaking for a new facility in the area. Nothing new there... All the usual suspects were in attendance. Even Maine Rep. Jared Golden was in attendance. But the reason they were there is kinda crappy... In the best way possible.
This is a solid way (pun fully intended) to turn some of that hot crap, into hot air for homes and businesses.
Wait, a what?
All those folks were there at Flood Brothers Farm in Clinton, to break ground on a dairy digester. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, and it kind of is. Basically, this digester will take manure from about 5000 cows in the area. This machine will then create methane gas out of the manure.
All this methane will be run through a pipeline, and be used to heat homes and businesses in the Clinton area. According to News Center, dairy farming is very rugged on the environment. So This is a solid way (pun fully intended) to turn some of that hot crap, into hot air for homes and businesses.
The whole project should be ready to go in early 2023. I never thought there would be a reason to get so excited about poop, but here we are. Also, it should be noted that any manure that's left over, will be distributed to local farmers for fertilizer. Man, we really know how to stretch our crap here in Maine.