Earlier this year sibling blog Autoblog
posted how researchers in Japan have developed a process
of extract gasoline from cow dung. Well, Toyota Motor Corp. has now turned up at the farm (so to speak) for an entirely different reason: greenhouse gases. The automaker has developed a product that reduces methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases from livestock waste as well as nitrate-nitrogen, a water pollutant. But it's the product's drastic reduction of the stench that has neighbors breathing a sigh of relief.
"This is a dream come true," said managing Toyota officer Yasumori Ihara.