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TOTO Unveils Poo-Powered ‘Toilet Bike Neo’ Motorcycle!

Posted By Marc Carter On September 2, 2012 @ 12:07 pm In Architecture | 4 Comments

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Yes this is real! Japanese toilet company TOTO [1] just unveiled the ultimate green motorcycle [2] – and it doesn’t run on gasoline or an electric motor. Instead, TOTO’s “Toilet Bike Neo” [3] runs on biogas that is produced from livestock waste. TOTO—which is not technically a motorcycle producer—created the poo-powered motorcycle [4] topped with a toilet to promote TOTO’s environmental efforts.

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The Toilet Bike Neo [5] is a three-wheeled motorcycle with a 250cc engine. Even though it’s seat is constructed out of a toilet, TOTO is quick to point out that the motorcycle does not run on human waste. The poop-powered motorcycle can travel up to 180 miles on a tank of animal waste. Last year, TOTO took the bike on a 876-mile journey [4] across Japan.

Kevin Fujita, a TOTO spokesman stated, “We hope to raise awareness among customers about our green campaign through development of environmentally-friendly products [6] such as water-saving shower heads and water-saving toilets.”

There are currently no plans to produce the Toilet Bike Neo [5] for the commercial market.

+ TOTO [1]

Via Phys.org [7]


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[1] TOTO : http://www.toto.co.jp/en/index.htm

[2] green motorcycle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=green+motorcycle

[3] “Toilet Bike Neo”: http://tototalk.jp/

[4] poo-powered motorcycle: http://inhabitat.com/totos-poop-bike-neo-completes-its-870-mile-journey-across-japan/

[5] Toilet Bike Neo: http://tototalk.jp/en/top

[6] environmentally-friendly products: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=environmentally-friendly+products

[7] Phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2012-08-japan-toilet-maker-unveils-poop-powered.html

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