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PA Farm Show Butter Display Becomes Fuel

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Farm Show is almost over and organizers have an unusual plan for the 1,000-pound butter sculpture that's been on display.

It will be used to power a farm in Mifflintown, Penn., according to NPR.

NPR reports that the butter will be mixed with spoiled fruits and vegetables, and then placed in a digester at 100 degrees, which also uses bacteria, to create methane gas.

Reporter Steve Inskeep quoted, "Yeah, it smells exactly how you think," on Twitter Friday.

The same thing was done last year as well, and the butter was able to power the farm for roughly three days, according to NPR.

It also points to the shift many farmers are making to using methane digesters to create fuel, NPR reports.

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