Cow poo power facts
- Arla farms are home to 460,000 cows, which could provide enough power each year for more than 1.2 million UK homes
- One cow could power three UK homes with the cow pats it produces in a year
Cows are fantastic in so many ways. Not only do they make delicious milk, but they can also help to provide reliable, renewable energy to power the UK’s homes. We’re talking about the power of cow pats.
Cow poo can be processed into biogas, which can then be used to create electricity. This process also creates a natural fertiliser as a by-product, helping to nourish the soil and reduce emissions – a win-win situation! It’s a beautiful cycle that could become a key part of our renewable energy ambitions alongside wind and solar power, if we tap into the potential and put the right infrastructure in place across the UK.