Talk about turning a bad thing into an asset.
It stinks in Greeley. Literally. For half a century, the place just smells of manure all over because of the thousands of cattle raised in the outskirts.
But now things are taking an interesting turn as this very fact presents a chance at making big bucks.
Investors line up to support a planned clean energy park in Greeley. This project aims to convert the methane gas from the piles and piles of manure into power to be used for a cheese factory as well as other businesses.
JBS is in the process of testing a new technology that heats the manure of the cattle and turning it into energy. JBS runs two of the largest feed yards and also the local slaughterhouse.