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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The gift that keeps on giving

Recently saw this fun article from Treehugger.com:

Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk Hits the Denver Zoo



It's for real and it made the news yesterday at the Denver Zoo: a tuk tuk powered by human trash and animal droppings is believed to be the first hybrid-electric gasified tuk tuk. The fuel source is gasified pellets made from animal droppings and trash generated by zoo visitors and employees.

The three-wheeled motorized tuk tuk will be part of a larger innovative energy system, expected to be complete by the end of the year, that will convert more than 90 percent of the zoo's waste—1.5 million pounds annually—into energy...

...Read more Treehugger.com...

What a great alternative renewable energy source. Everyone wins - Zoos could turn poo into profit and the city and/or its population could spend less on fuels.

But will we need to get used to smelling a new odor in the air?.....

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