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800-Pound Butter Sculpture Recycled Into Electricity

800-Pound Butter Sculpture Recycled Into Electricity
For the seventh year in a row, New York State Fair's butter sculpture is being recycled into electrical energy capable of powering a house for three days. The 800-pound installation will be taken to Noblehurst Farms and processed alongside other food waste in the farm's digester.

Each year a large sculpture made almost completely of butter is displayed at the New York State fair. While this year's 800-pound installation was deemed unsellable for consumption, it is still being put to good use.

The butter will be taken to a nearby farm called Noblehurst Farms in Pavilion, N.Y. which has the necessary equipment to turn the otherwise wasted dairy into energy that can power the farm and houses. This is the seventh year in a row the sculpture will be recycled. 

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