BMW said Wednesday that a partnership with strauss-kahning dairy farms in California will convert methane gas from cow dung into clean energy,media CNET reported. The two sides will install a biogas digester in Marshall, California, to collect methane from cow dung and send it to the grid as a renewable energy source. Cows are known to be one of the most important sources of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
BMW says it will help deliver ultra-efficient electric vehicles, along with a strategic “combination punch” series. Not only does its electric vehicles generate zero emissions when they are in motion, but providing cleaner energy to the grid will also help maintain sustainable charging. After all, it would be a bigger problem if fossil fuel-burning power supplies were still used to charge electric cars.
The luxury carmaker said it hoped more such partnerships would occur in the near future, eventually powering every electric car sold in California. BMW has run its ChargeForward program, which aims to use as much solar energy as possible to charge electric cars in the San Francisco area.