Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Useful Shit

San Antonio, Texas plans to be the first U.S. city to harvest methane gas from human waste on a commercial scale and turn it into clean-burning fuel. The main byproduct of human waste is methane gas, which will soon be converted into natural gas to burn in power plants.

The residents of San Antonion produce about 140,000 tons of shit (more euphemistically known as "biosolids") a year which will convert into enough natural gas to generate about 1.5 million cubic feet per day.

Methane gas, which is a byproduct of human and organic waste, is a principal component of the natural gas used to fuel furnaces, power plants, and other combustion-based generators.

It's just too bad we can't turn our shit into gasoline...

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