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'Poo-powered' car seen on the streets of Bristol

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BBC News - 'Poo-powered' car seen on the streets of Bristol

Quote(The BBC's John Maguire is given a tour of the methane-powered car by developer Mohammed Saddiq

A "poo-powered" VW Beetle has taken to the streets of Bristol in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring.

The Bio-Bug runs on processed methane gas generated as part of the raw sewage treatment process.

Engineers from Wessex Water estimate the waste from 70 homes would generate enough gas to run the car for 10,000 miles (16,100km).)

Naturally an efficient distribution network would be required for refueling, the Gas could be dispensed at existing Gas stations.
As for the raw material, society at present spends vast sums of money to handle sewage, some of which can be sold as a commercial product, with Obama waffling on about 'Green Fuel" one might have thought this a good idea to be taken up en mass by the USA with minimum cost.
It utilizes a waste product as opposed to growing a food product and then turning that into a fuel.
 

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The only potential problem I see with it is the same as hydro-technology. Both like to explode in a much bigger way than traditional hydrocarbon fuels, get that under control I'm on board.
 
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If they can make this work from the tap directly, I'd turn my second bathroom into a walk-in closet.
 

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The only potential problem I see with it is the same as hydro-technology. Both like to explode in a much bigger way than traditional hydrocarbon fuels, get that under control I'm on board.

I should imagine that they had thought of this.
 

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I should imagine that they had thought of this.
I tend to think that myself actually. I dunno, it just seems risky at this point in time but if it works I say go for it.
 

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I predict an uptick in bean processing plant stock.
 

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At last, a use for Congress!
 

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They could make the car self-containing with a toilet seat for the driver's seat so that whenever you need to go somewhere, you just go.
 

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Damn I can't find a good pun for this car here is my best shot. I wonder if the stink is what powers the car lol.
 

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BBC News - 'Poo-powered' car seen on the streets of Bristol

Quote(The BBC's John Maguire is given a tour of the methane-powered car by developer Mohammed Saddiq

A "poo-powered" VW Beetle has taken to the streets of Bristol in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring.

The Bio-Bug runs on processed methane gas generated as part of the raw sewage treatment process.

Engineers from Wessex Water estimate the waste from 70 homes would generate enough gas to run the car for 10,000 miles (16,100km).)

Naturally an efficient distribution network would be required for refueling, the Gas could be dispensed at existing Gas stations.
As for the raw material, society at present spends vast sums of money to handle sewage, some of which can be sold as a commercial product, with Obama waffling on about 'Green Fuel" one might have thought this a good idea to be taken up en mass by the USA with minimum cost.
It utilizes a waste product as opposed to growing a food product and then turning that into a fuel.

First those Germans use poo in porn and now a poo powered bug. They could market this car to all the politicians, Televangelist and mega church preachers who talk a lot of ****.
 

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The Bio-Bug runs on processed methane gas generated as part of the raw sewage treatment process.

What you say is true, but only 1 percent of the cars will use it. The vast majority won't or can't change their way of life, myself included.

Even if the government forced us all to go green, A to B to C logistics would be an unworkable nightmare.

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that sounds like it would be the most dirtiest thing to put in the fuel.
 
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