Every winter, the same old concern resurfaces. What to do with the tons of horse manure generated during the show season?
Maybe someone should look into the way the Helsinki International Horse Show creates 150 megawatt hours of energy from horse manure that provides electricity for the four-day event and also heats homes in the Finnish capital. This manure-to-energy system was developed by Fortum Horse Power, and since 2015, around 70,000 tons of manure have provided heat to 1,250 customers and electricity to the national power grid.
F. Allan Knights, Vars, Ontario, Canada
Editor’s note: Mr. Knights is a seasonal Wellington resident.