• GENeco Bio-Bug, a Volkswagen Beetle powered by methane from human waste

    We’ve seen fuel derived from garbage before, and even a race car that ran on chocolate, but now we have an even wilder concept: a Volkswagen Beetle running on methane gas derived from human waste. Yes, you read that correctly. The modified Volkswagen Beetle, or Bio-Bug, was developed as a side-project by the Wessex Water sewage treatment firm in the UK. As mentioned, the car runs on methane gas generated from human waste and could run for approximately one whole year using the waste of about 70 average homes. To generate the usable methane gas, gasses collected from the raw human waste...

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