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Yamaha Unveils Golf Cart Powered by Poo

Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 21, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 1 Comment

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We’ve shown you vehicles powered by veggie oil [2], the sun’s rays [3], and the blowing wind [4], however we never expected to see a vehicle powered by breaking wind. Yamaha [5] is changing all of that with a bovine-speckled Golf Cart [6] that harnesses the power of poo [7] 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 [8].

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 [9] green solutions.

Via Japan for Sustainability [6]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=24977

[2] veggie oil: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/17/converting-your-vehicle-to-run-on-veggie-oil/

[3] sun’s rays: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/solar-powered-bethany-race-car/

[4] blowing wind: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/greenbird-wind-powered-vehicle-breaks-world-record/

[5] Yamaha: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/link/index.html

[6] Golf Cart: http://www.japanfs.org/en/pages/028888.html

[7] power of poo: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/19/cow-power-how-methane-will-power-your-house/

[8] methane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/03/scientists-to-make-cows-fart-like-kangaroos/

[9] poo-based: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/08/dutch-harvest-chicken-manure-to-power-90000-homes/

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