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Volkswagen Beetle Runs On Fuel Generated From Human Waste

submitted on August 9, 2010 by tiny2009 in "Member's Lounge"
We’ve seen fuel derived from garbage before, and even a race car that ran on chocolate, but now we have an even wilder concept: a Volkswagen Beetle running on methane gas derived from human waste. Yes, you read that correctly.

http://www.greencarreports.com.....uman-waste
     

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    outcastplo313
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    Posted by outcastplo313 on August 9, 2010
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    Not such a bad idea.
  • 73523
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on August 9, 2010
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    There was a race car that ran on chocolate? That's choco-blasphemy!

    And so are they going to nick name this car the "stink bug?" It could probably even help ward off tailgaters. Smile
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    siggy38
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    Posted by siggy38 on August 9, 2010
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    That is an episode for the show Dirty Jobs, Turning human waste into fuel.
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    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on August 9, 2010
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    I was doing to find out about generationg power using air and i got this.

    http://www.mid-day.com/news/20.....galore.htm
  • 73535
    elefanteau
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    Posted by elefanteau on August 9, 2010
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    I hope it doesn't smell bad. Eeek
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    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on August 9, 2010
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    This is close the same thing they have been doing before at some landfills. They trap the methane gas of the things decomposing and can use it as fuel for trucks and equipment at the landfill.
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    • tiny2009
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      Posted by tiny2009 on August 9, 2010
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      Plus, same as with trash - the source, human waste, is plentiful Big Grin They also say that it will be more cost efficient than electric cars...I wouldn't mind having one.
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    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on August 10, 2010
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    Big Grin I was wondering when it will be in the market at the price which an avg person can have it.
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on August 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    My son has enough gas to run a fleet of Alamo's best rentals!

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