Lori Zimmer

6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

by , 07/10/11

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THE POO-POWERED BIO BUG

Volkswagen should also take note – Bristol, UK-based waste treatment company, Geneco has converted a cute VW Bug into a bio-fuel guzzling machine. Using the solid waste from 70 homes, the Bio-Bug could drive 10,000 miles a year with a fuel-efficient of 5.3 miles per cubic meters f the bio-gas. The Bug can also run on traditional gasoline as well. The Bio-Bug, unlike other bio-fueled prototypes, runs more cleanly, with a comparative performance to petroleum-based fuels.

poo power, biogas, biofuel, Virginia Gardiner, LooWatt, EcoFaeBricks, Prasetiya Mulya Busines School, Indonesia, MIT, Park Spark, Matthew Mazzotta, Google, Hewlett Packard, Dog Poop power, Volkswagen Bug, Bio-Bug, Geneco, Poop burger, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, Environmental Assessment Center

POO POWERED DATA CENTERS

Big companies are also recognizing the power of poop. Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Google have investigated partnering with American dairy farmers, considering the possibility of creating poop-powered data centers. The initial equipment investment may be what is holding them back, but the renewable power is great, with the average cow pooping enough power to light a 100 watt lightbulb.

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5 Comments

  1. mandaaa July 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    well i want me a poop burger !!! ill be eating &* pooping the SAME thing, like in that episode of southpark, “the human centipad” mmmmm pudding

  2. Kavitha July 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    It’s too bad that elephant dung used to make hand made paper was not included. A group known as Haathi Chaap. See link
    http://elephantpoopaper.com/index.html

    in the case of poop burger- not a great idea. I believe it’s a universal reaction, not just a western culture response to even contemplate eating human excrement- however processed. Not a good idea – ever.

  3. David true creativity July 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    some advice for poop-burger man
    1- change name to ecobio-feed
    2- use food for animal feed, not humans. e.g. chicken feed
    the real challenge is how to get real meat to be easily absorbed by the body (mince-meat?)

  4. Mr Michael Tucker July 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Poop-burgers cross the line from being environmentally responsible to just plain gross.

  5. aperkins01096 aperkins01096 July 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    The last slide gives a new meaning to “eat s*** and dye.” …

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