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How This Organic Dairy Farmer Powers His Truck With Cow Waste

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A Californian dairy farmer has figured out a way to run his electric truck off power acquired from cattle waste. Albert Straus of Straus Family Creamery spent eight years working with a local mechanic to figure out how to convert a 33,000-pound International Harvester semi truck into an electric hauler, the batteries for which receive their charge from methane-generated electricity.
      

Turning methane to electricity requires a reimagining of the power of poop. 

The Straus Family Creamery has been tapping alternative energy for years, with a biodigester that since 2004 has been turning organic waste like cow manure into energy.