Gallery: Poo-Powered VW Bug Hits British Streets


POO POWER! GENeco, a waste treatment company in Bristol, UK set out to prove that bio-gas could be a reliable alternative transportation fuel, so they imported special equipment to help process their waste and upgraded a VW Bug to run on methane. The poo-powered Bio-Bug is being hailed as a breakthrough, because the bio-gas it runs on doesn’t affect the performance of the vehicle like previous versions of the fuel.

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  1. msyin July 11, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Great ideas, now all we need to do is continue to close the gap between the creation of waste and its beneficial production into energy so that farms and companies that produce waste that can be converted into bio-fuels are self sustaining and providing another energy for society that is efficient and non or low polluting. The better and faster we implement known technologies into our current systems, the faster we will see more positive change.

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  4. aligatorhardt August 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

    This use of sewer waste is a good way to get something for nothing. The waste treatment plants of all towns should capture the gasses instead of releasing them into the air as is done now.It seems that it might be more efficient to burn the gas to make electricity at the waste plant instead of using the gas for cars. Hopefully this resource will be widely utilized.

  5. monkey_thirteen August 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

    So surely its a dung beetle?!

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