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Don't Trash the Farm Show Butter Sculpture!

Posted: January 22, 2013

What do you do with a 1,000 pounds of excess butter? The dairy masterpiece will be mushed into manure & other organic waste.
An anaerobic digester will convert this 1000-pound butter sculpture into methane to power a Pennsylvania dairy farm.

An anaerobic digester will convert this 1000-pound butter sculpture into methane to power a Pennsylvania dairy farm.


HARRISBURG, Pa. -- At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, a massive butter sculpture showcasing the state's agricultural products is tradition.
 
But once the show closes its doors, that butter needs somewhere to go. You can't eat it. You can't throw it in the trash. Using it to grease a giant Slip 'n Slide is not advisable. But you can recycle it, with a little creative thinking.
 
This year's dairy masterpiece will be smushed into manure and other organic waste and and fed into an anaerobic digester at an area dairy farm, where it will produce about three days' worth of energy for the cows and their people.
 
Kerri Jansen, Waste & Recycling News | Jan. 21, 2013