Can cow dung be used to heat homes?



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    In a roundabout way, yes. Cow’s dung produces methane gas, which is a toxic greenhouse gas. So, scientists are finding ways to harness and refine the gas to power generators, which can heat and light homes.

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    Yes it can! It is a practice that happens in India and Pakistan. The collection of cow chips for the production of biogas, which can be a source of heat AND electricity, is not unheard of! Cow dung is very rich in methane, so it is very well-suited to this. However, methane is a very potent greenhouse gas, considered to be 30x stronger than CO2, so widespread cow-manure-burning is probably not a good idea.

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