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June 06, 2002 the City of Chino inaugurated their RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY turning dairy waste into useable energy and compost. Fuel for the plant is generated by processing cow manure, available in abundance from many dairies in the area, into methane. The gas, when burned, drives a series of large and small, relatively quiet turbines, attached to electrical generators.

The actual facility for handling the biomass is just a few blocks away processing the cow manure. The gas,  when burned, drives a series of large and small, relatively quiet turbines, attached to processing cow manure, available in abundance from many dairies in the area, into methane.

Disposal of dairy and other waste products are a major problem as populations increase. Processing cow manure, into methane is one solution.  These innovations can mean efficient disposal of this waste, especially if it can be used to produce energy and compost as well. The plant is initially able to produce one  megawatt of electricity and is scheduled for higher production as capacity is increased. As of now it will produce enough energy to operate the city's desalting plant which is also at the site.
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The generators
Water desalting plant
                                                                                          2 Generators
 produce 1 megawatt each
                       Water purification and  Desalting plant















Cows in pasture
Processing plant
Processing plant closer view
                         Cows in nearby pasture  
                                                                        Processing facility down
and across the street
















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