Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dog Poop Power

By Mona Sabalones Gonzalez

An interesting piece from the AP was featured today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It was just a small filler about how dog poop can be recycled to power street lamps. There is one such lamp in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the article said, and it is part of a project to let people have a new view about dog poop.

So once the dog poops, you use biodegradable bags to get the poop and put it into the left tank, turn a wheel and the insides get mixed together--waste and water. The methane is then produced--a gas with no odor--that energizes the lamp. Dog poop power.

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