Trying to cash in on cow power

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January 11, 2010 6:00:26 AM PST
It's cow power.

That's the experiment at Western Kentucky University.

A local newspaper reports the school is trying to develop a cost-effective way to use cow manure to create electricity.

The methane gas from the cow you-know-what will be used to power a generator.

Researchers say the technology would also help to reduce the stink from manure piles.

It's hoped cow power someday will be used by farmers to help cut the costs of electricity for everything from greenhouses to milking machines.