• Feb 20th 2012 at 12:00PM
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We often hear alternatives fuel sources referred to as "clean," but that's not exactly the case for this modified 2004 Volkswagen Beetle. The Bio-Bug has been converted to run on methane gas generated during sewage treatment. As our guest from Geneco waste solutions in Bristol, England so eloquently put it, this is a "poo-powered car." In case you were wondering, that's the smell of sustainability in the air.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      How many gallon septic tank does it come with ?
      hk4konishi
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have to take issue with Translogic. The ending statements of the video "Translogic 92 Bio-Bug", said that Methane (Natural Gas) powered vehicals will not revolutionize transportation, but is just another example of a alternative fuel. The Natural Gas Industry is making giant strides into the energy market. Not with government money, but with American inginuity and hard work. Companies like Waste Management generate enough fuel to power its Bay area fleet and sell sell some to the local utility. Truckers in the Los Angeles basin are using liquidified Natural Gas and reducing their fuel costs by half. Many Buses, Delivery and fleet vehicals have been converted and are saving on their fuel costs. I believe it is just a matter of time, short time, untill Natural Gas powered cars and light trucks will be the consumer choice. Other than infrastructure, there exists very little down side to Natural Gas.
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      • 3 Years Ago
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      gposner29
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honey we're running low on gas. Stop at the next hole in the wall for some chilie..
      Jerry
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Harry Hurt
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know about waste-powered cars, but this sounds like a good idea for stationary engines, such as electric generators. This could be the future for the national power grid. It would mean less petroleum and coal would be used. Also, if we powered our furnaces and water heaters with it (not stoves), we might be able to save on gas. This would only be acceptable if the bio-gas was much, much cheaper.
        oakspondman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Harry Hurt
        Its being done on some dairy farms. They generate electric for the entire farm and house, produce heat also, them make peat pots out of the remaining waste. Nothing being wasted.
      binkm
      • 3 Years Ago
      until they solve the methane explosion problem, this is nothing more than a porta-pottie on wheels. nice try, we might get there yet.
      arenadood
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bio gas is the same as natural gas, it makes a great fuel and is available anywhere natural gas is available.
      Forest Chump
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do you fill up at a taco stand? Or an Indian restaurant?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does it come equipped with padded toilet seats.
      hemipwr54
      • 3 Years Ago
      To make alternative fuel viable it has to be much much cheaper than traditional fuels. Doesn't Japan have a poo powered motorcycle with toilet right on the vehicle? Yep!
      williambeasy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The by-products of methane combustion is carbon dioxide and water. Much less than fossil fuels.
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