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Want to Cut Heating Costs? Use the Horse, of Course!

| Wednesday February 1st, 2006 | 1 Comment

horsep.jpgThe Manchester, UK police department has turned to an interesting source to cut their heating bill: Their large stable of police horses and the, ahem, waste they produce. The idea is to turn the waste into bricks and burn them in a furnace inside the police station. Interestingly enough, this is a fairly ancient technique that was also used by settlers traversing the great plains and is apparantly quite effective. The Manchester Police are not quite sure how much they’ll save, but are confident that the system will “pay for itself”.
(as reported on Sustainablog)

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  • Carita Newsom

    Hi, I am in Tullahoma , Tennessee, and so your article about changing manure into electrical power.I would like more details .Would you help me ?