When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct -- so much heat that you can actually cook with it -- and many people have long wondered why that heat should go to waste, such as students at the University of Vermont. Their solution? Loop coil heating systems, where tubes are run through the compost pile to allow water to pass through it, heating the water so it can be turned to various purposes around the home, garden, barn, and stable.  See full article.

  When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct -- so much heat that you can actually cook with it -- and many people have long wondered why that heat should go to waste, such as students at the University of Vermont. Their solution? Loop coil heating systems, where tubes are run through the compost pile to allow water to pass through it, heating the water so it can be turned to various purposes around the home, garden, barn, and stable.  See full article.