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Bio-Bug: Car run on human waste is launched
The Telegraph ^ | 8/6/2010 | Laura Roberts

Posted on 08/07/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT by freebilly

The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles.

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.

This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. It can power a conventional two litre VW Beetle convertible to 114mph.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biogas; co2; commoderlane; exlaxspecial; fillerup; gasngo; greens4constipation; methane; pantfullpower; poopercoupe; stinky500; whattaload
Kinda cool in a crappy kinda way....
1 posted on 08/07/2010 9:03:23 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: freebilly

Bet the cab of the vehicle smells .... ah! Oh man!

Sometimes we can smell gas inside the vehicle. This could be too much.


2 posted on 08/07/2010 9:05:08 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: freebilly

They have one set up for NASCAR that’s sponsored by Bush Beans.


3 posted on 08/07/2010 9:07:07 AM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: freebilly

We’ll get Cheryl Crow to drive the first one.After all,she’s *already* using only one piece of TP per “visit”.


4 posted on 08/07/2010 9:07:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: K-oneTexas

Can’t wait to see the photo op of Obama behind the wheel:turd-in -chief driving the turdmobile.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 9:08:16 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: freebilly

New! From GM! The Cr@prolet!
The Offalmobile! Not your farter’s Offalmobile!
The BMDungaU
The new Pootiac!


6 posted on 08/07/2010 9:08:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: K-oneTexas

Hey..., the car’s low on fuel! Quick, pull my finger...!


7 posted on 08/07/2010 9:08:50 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: freebilly

So if I’m behind that car, it will be farting in my direction??


8 posted on 08/07/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: freebilly

9 posted on 08/07/2010 9:12:21 AM PDT by traumer
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To: freebilly
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.

Excrement flushed in the course of one day?, fortnight?, month?, year?, decade?, eon?
10 posted on 08/07/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: freebilly

Does this mean I’ll have to install a commode in the driver’s side of the car?


11 posted on 08/07/2010 9:18:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: freebilly

...guess we know where the term s**t car came from now


12 posted on 08/07/2010 9:20:48 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why stop with just the driver? Do you know how many miles you can get from having auto-potty seats for the passengers? Plus you’ll get to use the commuter lane....


13 posted on 08/07/2010 9:24:14 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: posterchild

I think it’s the waste from 70 homes over the course of a year.


14 posted on 08/07/2010 9:25:33 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: posterchild
Excrement flushed in the course of one day?, fortnight?, month?, year?, decade?, eon?

You want a news story to actually contain relevant information...?

15 posted on 08/07/2010 9:29:19 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: freebilly

The idea sure does stink but there are some advantages to it! HOV lane here I come!


16 posted on 08/07/2010 9:30:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: donhunt

These jokes just write themselves.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 9:32:12 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: gogogodzilla
So there will be ONE car for every SEVENTY homes?

Yep,this thing is a load of enviromentalist crap.

Someone should explain to these fools there is no perpetual motion system.Without energy input in the form of solar radiation ,all those lovely little plants will die.Etc.

18 posted on 08/07/2010 9:35:11 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: freebilly

How fart does the car run on an average dump? Probably about 50 feet.


19 posted on 08/07/2010 9:45:20 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: freebilly; Slings and Arrows; maggief; martin_fierro; Spotsy; Smartass; Happy2BMe; Allegra; ...

Note:   The new TurdMobile is in no way connected with the Flying Turd.






20 posted on 08/07/2010 9:47:00 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: freebilly

Gee, that seems a lot cleaner than that nasty old oil.


21 posted on 08/07/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: traumer

Was that a picture of re-fueling the car?


22 posted on 08/07/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: freebilly

Finally an alternate fuel vehicle that the federal government is uniquely qualified to make practical.


23 posted on 08/07/2010 10:06:41 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: freebilly

Incert Obama in tank

Close nozzle

Drive


24 posted on 08/07/2010 10:07:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: freebilly

Bio-Bug?

I prefer the name “Dung Beetle”


25 posted on 08/07/2010 10:25:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Lady Jag

26 posted on 08/07/2010 11:03:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: silverleaf

Proposed ad slogans—

Chrysler Crapper—Finally A Car That Lives Up To Its Name...!
Swirl Around Town in a Chevy Flush...!
Nissan Relief—Go Brown...!
GM Bowel— Join the Movement...!


27 posted on 08/07/2010 11:32:16 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: freebilly

Refuel at Taco Bell.

28 posted on 08/07/2010 11:52:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: posterchild

70 homes worth of excrement can, so they are claiming, power one MicroMobile for one year.

Given we are discussing a “Green Tech” vehicle, the annual mileage is probably assumed to be 10,000 or less.

After all, how far can a Libtard drive in one year on their way to and from FiveBucks and their barrista job?


29 posted on 08/07/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: freebilly
Pfft. The S@#%mobile has been a Canadian institution for 10 years.
30 posted on 08/07/2010 1:48:11 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Lady Jag
Lol, in the midst of the world collapsing comes wondrous inventions.......maybe...!
31 posted on 08/07/2010 3:14:13 PM PDT by potlatch (<alt=)
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To: freebilly

Call me when they make one that runs on farts - that would be my ticket to financial freedom......


32 posted on 08/07/2010 6:55:55 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: Daffynition

Plus you must remember not to confuse the TurdMobile and the Poop Coupe with the old Spit Box.


33 posted on 08/07/2010 9:14:32 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Lady Jag

oh, poo.


34 posted on 08/08/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT by bitt (John Bolton/LizCheney for 2012)
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