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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
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=24977
 veggie oil: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/17/converting-your-vehicle-to-run-on-veggie-oil/
 sun’s rays: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/solar-powered-bethany-race-car/
 blowing wind: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/greenbird-wind-powered-vehicle-breaks-world-record/
 Yamaha: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/link/index.html
 Golf Cart: http://www.japanfs.org/en/pages/028888.html
 power of poo: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/19/cow-power-how-methane-will-power-your-house/
 methane: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/03/scientists-to-make-cows-fart-like-kangaroos/
 poo-based: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/08/dutch-harvest-chicken-manure-to-power-90000-homes/
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