In view of livestock being one of the largest producers of methane pollution, a pair of Australian farmers have established an innovative way to reduce their footprint, as well as turn a profit.
Based in New South Wales, the couple decided to enclose the main effluent dam of their pig pen, thus capturing the methane that was being produced. The methane is then converted to energy which powers their farm. The remainder is returned to the grid, and has the ability to power 450 houses. Now, instead of facing the large power bill associated with farming, they now enjoy a $5000 power profit each month, and the distinction of having the pig farm with the lowest carbon footprint in Australia.
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