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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:05 PM
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Japanese Make Gasoline From Cattle Dung
Now this is pretty cool....

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TOKYO - Scientists in energy-poor Japan said Friday they have found a new source of gasoline cattle dung.
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Sakae Shibusawa, an agriculture engineering professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, said his team has successfully extracted .042 ounces of gasoline from every 3.5 ounces of cow dung by applying high pressure and heat.

"The new technology will be a boon for livestock breeders" to reduce the burden of disposing of large amounts of waste, Shibusawa said.

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Unfortunately, this implies the continued breeding of cattle for food.. something I am not very comfortable with.

Oh well... one problem at a time.....

MZr7

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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:07 PM
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1. Peak Oil Desperation Is Settling In
eom
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oneold1-4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:43 PM
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10. Looking at Washington DC
BS is still BS and lots of it! Just like a new oil well in TX!
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:08 PM
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2. Cattle wil always be bred for food (as will most domesticated animals)
If we can benefit from their poop, I say bravo!
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:08 PM
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3. Stupid question...
how many oz. is a normal "pile" of cow dung?
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:09 PM
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4. Not to be outdone by the Japanese
we turned a pile of horse shit into a president.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:11 PM
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5. rofl
:rofl:
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:28 PM
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14. F-ing brilliant
:rofl:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 02:42 PM
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17. Read my tag line. :) n/t
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:20 PM
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6. Dupe thread, see:
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:21 PM
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7. Crap!
I mean it. All hail cow crap.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:25 PM
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8. With all the dairy and beef ranches here in Central CA
There's plenty of cow dung piled and ready for the makeover.
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mark0rama Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:38 PM
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9. That's nothin'...
The Blues Brothers had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.

So said "Duck" Dunn, anyway.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:44 PM
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11. What kind of BS is this?
:sarcasm:
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:27 PM
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13. LOL -- good one!
Our energy problems are over! One episode of the O'Reilly Factor will be able to power a mid-size city for a month!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:52 PM
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15. At least a month!
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 09:53 PM by mom cat
Finally a use for it! Hey, If we add all the BS from DC we could become energy independant in a week!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:05 PM
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12. Well then, the Republican Party can supply fuel for the ENTIRE WORLD!!
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:11 PM
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16. The Chinese have been making methane from cow dung, driving
city buses with the gas. I first read about this five years ago.
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 03:13 PM
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18. A Boon For Other Areas Of The World, Too
This process could also lessen dependence on petroleum fuels for other parts of the world besides the US and Japan, especially if it can be adapted to take sheep dung, too. Both Argentina and Paraguay have large herds of sheep.

Personally, one of the things I like about this sort of conversion process is that it means that the rest of the world can lessen its dependence on fossil fuels bought from medieval, backwards-looking, misogynistic religious fanatics bent on spreading "Holy War" over much of the globe.
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