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Yamaha Unveils Golf Cart Powered by Poo

by , 04/21/09

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We’ve shown you vehicles powered by veggie oil, the sun’s rays, and the blowing wind, however we never expected to see a vehicle powered by breaking wind. Yamaha is changing all of that with a bovine-speckled Golf Cart that harnesses the power of poo as a means of propulsion. The vehicle, which was recently tested at a golf course in Japan, is not powered by cow dung directly – it is in fact powered by methane.

In Katori, where the cart is being tested, there is a place called Biomass Town where cow dung is processed into biofuel, which is then turned into methane. The methane is supplied via a tank that has been filled with activated carbon, a porous form of the element that assists in absorbing the methane at low pressure. Although our dreams of driving a truly poo-powered vehicle remain unfulfilled, we have to say we’re quite happy to add this lovely golf cart to our ongoing collection of poo-based green solutions.

Via Japan for Sustainability

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  1. Barkri April 27, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Buying an Easy Go golf cart is easy. It is also one of the best investments that you can make. There are several reasons for making such a bold statement, and this article examines some of those reasons. One thing is certain: the huge popularity of the Easy Go golf cart line (formal brand name E-Z-GO) is not by accident.

    Let’s be honest, investing in a new vehicle to use on the links is a big investment for most people. No one has money to waste and no one wants to be taken advantage of when they buy something. This is true with all products, and it is true with sporting vehicles as well. When you buy an Easy Go golf cart you are getting a lot for your money and it shows.

    http://www.golfcartbiz.com/

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