Pigs Generate Power for Town in Brazil’s State of Paraná

The system is relatively simple: the waste of pigs is collected and packaged in biodigesters, where it is decomposed by bacteria, generating biomethane. Pipelines carry the gas to the power generation site. Burning the material triggers a generator that produces electricity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since last Wednesday, July 26th, 72 buildings of the municipal government of Entre Rios do Oeste, in western Paraná, have been supplied with electric power generated by the waste of 40,000 pigs from farmers in the region.

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