Farmer builds semi-truck powered by cow waste

Aug 04, 2017, 7:50 AM EDT

Spearheading a change towards making agriculture transportation more sustainable, an organic dairy farmer in California has developed a full-scale electric semi-truck that runs on electricity generated from methane gas, which in turn is derived from cow poop.

The innovation by Albert Straus, of Straus Family Creamery, is an example of how circular economy - the combined practices of using waste material as power source or feedstock for other products – presents a big opportunity, notes Tree Hugger.

According to Straus, the truck highlights the importance of resourcefulness in the fight against climate change and can be very effective in revitalizing rural communities, writes Straus Family Creamery.