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Energy from waste: $6.8 million for cow-inspired biodigesters

October 4, 2021

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U-M professor of mechanical engineering and co-principal investigator on the project Steve Skerlos and professor of environmental engineering Lutgarde Raskin discuss the advancement of a renewable methane ecosystem. This new proposed energy-production system implements cow stomachs, generating 40% more power from waste streams, providing an alternative to sending waste to landfills. With a 20% reduced cost, the faculty experts highlight the collaboration, noting the process of developing this waste-to-energy technology.

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