The Washington Times - April 7, 2009, 05:48AM

Certain single-celled organisms that emit methane can help store energy from green sources such as solar and wind power, New Scientist is reporting.

Scientists have discovered that some microorganisms, when fed excess electricity, combine it with carbon dioxide to produce methane.  The gas, the key ingredient in flatulence, can be stored and used later, which would aid sporadic power sources such as solar and wind.

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The moral of this story is don’t pass that gas, save it for later.

If a little flatulence can make solar and wind power profitable, then my son could corner the market.

There’s been a lot of talk about how much cow and sheep flatulence is contributing to global warming.  (Maybe there’s not much talk about where you live, but I run with a weird crowd.)  Now there’s this report about how flatulence could be an alternative energy source.  Makes you look at cows in whole new way, doesn’t it?