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40-mile biogas pipeline planned for Cayuga County

The possibility of building a biogas pipeline, which has been proposed for Cayuga County, New York, US, will be discussed today.

If the pipeline were approved by Cayuga County Legislature it would transport biogas and convert it into useable energy. It would stretch for 40 miles, connecting seven dairy farms.

Anaerobic digesters located at each site would extract the biogas from cow manure before it is transported through the pipeline to a generator facility where it would be converted into heat, electricity of natural has.

As one cow can generate 3kW/h of electricity from the gas it produces, the 30,000 cows living on one of the seven farms have the ability to generate almost 33 million kW/h of electricity a year.