Friday, August 6, 2010

British Engineers Develop Feces-Powered Car

This new British car blows the opposition away - it's powered by human poo.

This article below is from Fox News. I could not resist to show it to you all. Of course it is p[ossible to get enough methane gas from the sewage of 70 homes to propel a car 10,000 miles a year. Just goes to show how much we eat and excrete. In fact the Bristol England based firm has a better car than the Teslacle by a mile. Perhaps we should convince the local sewage treatment plants in all of our cities to recover methane and compress it into the town gas gas system.

Folks are getting so fat that they now have enough fuel to self sustain cremation after their death. I will blog next week on how this is possible and how if we did some national liposuction we could propel our cars further than our poop for a day will take us. BP has sealed the well and I give my thanks to all the folks who worked long and hard hours to accomplish this difficult task. The estimate of the civil fine due to the US government for the oil blown out into the gulf is $17 billion. It will be interesting to see if the British Government asks the US government to forgo the fine as the Pommies are really scared that the fine could send BP into insolvency. Perhaps the US government should just take a stock ownership position in BP in lieu of the fine and then the name of the company will change to USP for Un Spilled Petroleum.

Here is the article from Fox News

The Bio-Bug has been converted by UK engineers to run on methane gas.

Excrement flushed down the loos (toilets) of just 70 homes is enough to drive it 10,000 miles - a year's average motoring.

The two-litre VW Beetle convertible is said to be the first gas-powered car that does not suffer reduced performance.

Mohammed Saddiq of Bristol-based sustainable energy firm GENeco, which developed the prototype, says it will pave the way for a green motoring revolution.

He boasts that it drives like a conventional car and will "blow away" electric models.

Click here to continue reading at The Sun


  1. It's an honorable start. And we do indeed have to start somewhere. But to what degree will this have an effect on closing the emissions loop, since the input is still carbon-based? And how much poop does one 68kg person poop in a year? Which gender poops more? Your calculations will be interesting to review.

  2. Hi Kim

    I estimate the average grown up in America (if there is such a thing) poops about 200 grams a day. Of the poop half is carbon. So 100 grams a day of carbon. Anaerobic conversion to methane yields about 130 grams of methane. This is about 6 cubic feet of methane. We need 120 cubic feet of methane for 1 US gallon of gasoline. So we the poop of 20 yanks for a gallon of gasoline. The average Yank uses 2 gallons of gasoline a day in their car. We therefore need the poop of 40 people to propel 1 person's car. The Brits said they needed the poop of 70 homes Maybe the Brits poop less they simply talk poop

  3. Thanks for follow-up, Green Machine. I feel you on the last statement. ;^)


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