#1 manure could help power data centers
05-23-2010, 07:12 PMGiving new meaning to the term "server farm," a team of Hewlett-Packard researchers has come up with an idea for an environmentally friendly data center — powered by manure.
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In a paper set for release this week, HP scientists have proposed using a "biogas" recovery system that would convert livestock waste into methane, to be used as fuel to generate electricity for data centers — those cutting-edge computer facilities that serve as the nerve centers for an increasingly Internet-dependent world.
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