MONROE, Wash. (AP) - A biogas plant at a former dairy nearMonroe is turning cow waste from three dairies into methane thatcan be burned to generate electricity.
The plant is located on a former honor farm once operated by thestate prison at Monroe and now owned by the Tulalip Tribes.
It's operated by the nonprofit Qualco Energy group and has acontract to sell electricity to Puget Sound Energy.
The Everett Herald reports that byproducts of the process are aliquid fertilizer and biosolids that turn into compost. ---Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)