Finally, a way for the cow barns to mingle with the distantly placed rides. The California State Fair is hosting the first carnival ride powered by cow poo. Aptly called the Barnyard Animal Train, the ride will utilize biogas made from
I actually just went to my county fair, where everything is still powered by diesel generators, and the ride tickets actually had a $1 fuel surcharge! I think cow pattie power's time has come.
It’d be cool to see this energy coming from the manure produced at the fair itself. Talk about a clean event! With rides going solar, and now biogas powered, we may soon see all kinds of renewably powered ride options. Just wait until the 4H kids have all their cows wearing backpacks to help run the fair using methane.
written by Bryan McCarty, August 15, 2008
written by Todd Edelman, August 16, 2008
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