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Making Lights From Dog Poo: The Shite Light

by | 22nd, September 2010

READER Karen brings news of shite powered light. Before you dash out to harvest those bags of strange fruit that dangle from trees in the park, know the facts:. Let there be shite!

Dog owners collect their dog waste in a special biodegradable bag and throw it into the digester –- an air-tight cylindrical container, where the dog feces are broken down by anaerobic bacteria. A byproduct from that process is methane, which can then be released through a valve and burnt as fuel. In this case it is being used to power an old-fashioned gas-burning lamppost in a park.”

Karen: It takes two of those big tanks to power one measly light? What a load of old shite!

Posted: 22nd, September 2010 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink