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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 AM
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This story will make you give a shit. Could Poop Power Your Car?
Could Poop Power Your Car?

Could the No. 1 choice in the continuing search for an alternative vehicle fuel actually be No. 2?

Idaho definitely believes so.

The state, now the United States' No. 3 milk producer with 550,000 cows, is hoping to turn the manure from those cows into natural gas that not only can fire turbines to produce more electricity, but also fuel vehicles.

"We can put together the right package and right mechanism to help move it along," Idaho's energy czar, Paul Kjellander, said. "You've got to have somebody locally who is ready to take the risk and move this forward. But the state can provide the right type of incentives."

Similar efforts are already underway in Texas, Oregon and especially in California, which outpaces all other states when it comes to alternative energy and is home to more than 192 natural gas fueling stations.

http://www.clickorlando.com/automotive/18440124/detail....
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 AM
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1. So, "bullshit" is a good thing, now?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 AM
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2. At my house it is.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:17 AM
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3. in my house it's an artform.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:22 AM
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4. I knew there was a reason I liked you....
:hi:
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:00 PM
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7. ClifforDU!!
how's it going?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:25 PM
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9. Pretty good, but my wife wants to call me
clifforDUH
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:51 PM
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12. you must've married my sister-in-law
she makes that noise all the time.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:32 PM
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10. Yeah, the bad kind left in a helicopter and wheelchair yesterday.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:36 AM
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5. But the exhaust will be really, really toxic ...
Someone had to say it.

Bake
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:41 AM
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6. Conservatives could drive forever then....
They're full of shit.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:07 PM
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8. I can offer a lifetime supply of
Golden Retriever poop for the cause!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:35 PM
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11. So all this puppy poop is good for something?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:55 PM
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13. But it's not recyclable, is it?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:55 PM by mmonk
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:03 PM
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14. More poo research floats to the top.
I don't remember who or where, but, this research to convert poop into fuel has been out there for almost 20 years that I know of. If would be great if they use it. What a waste of waste it would be otherwise. :silly:
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