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Poultry manure power plant in operation

Apparently approx. 100 semi-truck loads of turkey manure per day provides enough fuel to power 40,000 homes in Minnesota at the nation's first turkey litter fired power plant.

The $200 million 54 megawatt plant is owned by Fibrominn, a subsidiary of a British company that operates three similar plants in Great Britain.
The plant is a great benefit for Minnesota turkey farmers - free trucking and a small payment for manure. Additionally, the plant provides jobs for about 30 workers.
However, it is questioned whether the smell will be of a concern to residents in the surrounding areas. However, Fibrominn's founder, Rupert Fraser, has apparently promised "not to make a stink".
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