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Making Energy from Swine Manure

Biohydrogen production of energy from liquid swine manure offers tremendous potential as a clean, renewable energy source, according to research at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) at Waseca.

That’s because hydrogen has the highest energy density of any known fuel and is compatible with electrochemical and combustion processes for energy conversion without producing carbon-based emissions that pollute the environment.

Work at SROC is funded by a grant approved in 2005 by the University of Minnesota Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment.

More details on this work can be found at www.extension.umn.edu/swine.