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N. M. company’s plant could mine manure for energy


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As you travel on Interstate 10 south of Las Cruces near Mesquite, the discernible aroma of cow is often in the air.

Now that smell could be a multimillion dollar business that helps the environment as well.

R-Qubed Energy, a New Mexico-registered company operated by a group of El Paso business folks, hopes to break ground this summer on a $74 million, 11-acre plant that will employ 80 to 90 full-time workers and turn methane from cow manure into energy.

And, oh yeah, the process could cut down on the odor in the area by collecting up the manure. Sound too good to be true? Michael Weather...

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