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  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 7:11 am
    Link: The Poo Mobile - Leave it to the British to make a car that makes oil seem appealing.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Will never take off. How can you look cool when your car gives images to people of you squatting over the fuel cap?
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    42GandS Male 18-29
    15 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 10:46 am
    "Can`t make it to work today. Constipated...."
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Driving behind a car that runs on cooking oil and smells like french fries is one thing ... but this ..... HELL NO
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    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:00 am
    as bad as it sounds, this is the best F`ing alternative fuel ive heard of
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:05 am
    One question: does it smell like farts?
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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Haha that was developed pretty near me, hope my waste doesn`t get used like that! Well actually, I don`t care...
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Car crashes are gonna be a lot messier now.
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    ShaggydogJV Male 18-29
    30 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:34 am
    I like to feel that we`ve all made a contribution in the development of this cars fuel.
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    RockWell Male 18-29
    56 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    can we sell our own?
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    They kept stating how we`d never know the difference but I really doubt that. .I really think it would smell of farts.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Hydrogen-sulfide gets removed during the process = No bathroom smell.

    The actual problem:
    "...Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year..."
    If this is correct, the waste from one house (two people) is only enough to drive 142.8 miles per year.

    The amount of power require to run the process exceeds the yield.
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Stink Beetle
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    mythbusters already did it!
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Code Jokey, I`m sure you can just ya know...find a place that has a lot. Drain someone`s septic or something.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    That`s pretty awesome. And no, the gas wouldn`t smell as long as it`s been through some kind of filtration/purification process. Methane is odorless.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    and oil is the decomposed remnants of large lizard carcasses..... I`m okay with it all as long as I can get to the bar before happy hour ends.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Great now we are literally flushing money down the toilet
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    and oil is the decomposed remnants of large lizard carcasses.....
    Nah, it`s almost exclusively algae.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    This is actually an excellent idea. You need to do something with human waste and it`s a plentiful resource that doesn`t require anything that doesn`t already exist. No ruining ecosystems with massive monocrop farms, like biodiesel.
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    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    it`s about time someone started making engines like this! Think of all the people in the world that are chock full of sh*t; now they could acually be helpful members of society. And we would never ever run out of fuel....
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    The actual problem:
    "...Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year..."
    If this is correct, the waste from one house (two people) is only enough to drive 142.8 miles per year.
    The amount of power require to run the process exceeds the yield.

    Does the amount of power used *in excess of that used for normal sewage processing* exceed the yield? The sewage would have to be processed anyway.

    In fact, does this process use more power than normal sewage processing?

    If it does, are the results better?

    It might be a viable process. Obviously it can`t replace much oil, but it might be of some use.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    i knew that pooing into my fuel tank would save me more than it costed one day
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    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    they can have my poo for this
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    "The Bio-Bug does 5.3 miles per cubic metre of biogas, which means that just one sewage works could power 95,400,000 miles per year saving 19,000 tonnes of CO2."

    Although burning the gas produces CO2 and water.

    Just saying.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 2:32 am
    my boss once told me that `no idea was a s h i t idea`...i told him to `f u c k off`...
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 7:39 am
    Time to attach tubes to the back end of cows?
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 8:41 am
    nice
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 10:05 am
    "In fact, does this process use more power than normal sewage processing?"
    Yes. It`s a methane extraction process. To me, that says that the primary process is still required.

    "If it does, are the results better?"
    I say "no" because in an environment like Detroit, the yield equates to work commute for one adult.
    The article immediately touts the car as an electric alternative. I took that as, by extension, they are thinking their Petroleum-methane hybrid is a viable alternative to my currently-in-use petroleum-electric hybrid.
    I would like to know the origin and at what volume of electricity went into pumping, mixing, collecting then compressing the methane.
    Then, since the car still uses petroleum, what was the resulting petroleum fuel efficiency?
    My particular Fusion has been well into the 50`s of MPG. This year, between 04-10 and 05-10, I went 700+ miles on 14 USgal.
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    stonker Male 40-49
    88 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    as long as it doesn`t smell this works for me, and not like the fuels ever gonna run out, well unless you`ve eaten a curry i guess ^^
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    August 8, 2010 at 2:18 am
    Time to attach tubes to the back end of cows?

    Surprisingly, it`s the front end. Cows belch more than they fart.

    Strange but true.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    August 8, 2010 at 2:34 am
    Yes. It`s a methane extraction process. To me, that says that the primary process is still required.

    I think it`s part of sewage processing, or can be made so. For example, the Hyperion treatment plant near Los Angeles uses it to produce most of the electricity needed to run the plant - the methane process itself generates more power than it uses. It also makes the next stage of processing easier.

    The results from that plant are impressive. It handles a huge amount of waste, uses less energy to do so, produces fertiliser and performs the necessary function of processing sewage, so I think the methane generating process is useful.

    I think using it for cars is more about publicity than substance, though.

    Good model choice - it`s a dung beetle!
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 4:04 am
    This would be brilliant, after a good Phal at the local curry house, 300mph no problem...


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