Manure Powered Skiing http://wamc.org en Vermont Ski Resort Touts Lift Run with Manure Power http://wamc.org/post/vermont-ski-resort-touts-lift-run-manure-power <p>Vermont's Killington ski resort and Green Mountain Power are highlighting a project that is using cow manure to power one of the resort's lifts.<br><br>The Cow Power program enables customers to purchase all or part of their electricity at a premium and support Vermont's dairy farms.<br><br>The program works by collecting cow manure, mixing it with wash water from the milking equipment and then pumping that slurry into a digester where it is heated for three weeks. The process converts the manure into biogas that is 60 percent methane.<br><br>The methane then powers a generator.<br> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52650 at http://wamc.org Vermont Ski Resort Touts Lift Run with Manure Power