Scientists at the West Central Research and Outreach Center are building a dairy operation that runs on renewable energy
MORRIS, Minn. – Renewable energy projects have, historically, focused on the way that humans can reduce their fossil fuel consumption. But Minnesota is home to more livestock than people: 468,000 milk cows and 7.8 million pigs compared to just 5.3 million residents.
Because livestock production facilities have concentrated energy loads and standardized facilities, they offer a prime opportunity for investing in renewable energy systems.
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