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Monroe Biogas Project Turns Dairy Waste Into Power

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MONROE, Wash. (AP) - A biogas plant at a former dairy near
Monroe is turning cow waste from three dairies into methane that
can be burned to generate electricity.

The plant is located on a former honor farm once operated by the
state prison at Monroe and now owned by the Tulalip Tribes.

It's operated by the nonprofit Qualco Energy group and has a
contract to sell electricity to Puget Sound Energy.

The Everett Herald reports that byproducts of the process are a
liquid fertilizer and biosolids that turn into compost.
      
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