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bijou
05-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Seven hundred million pigs produce a lot of poo.
China's love of pork presents a mountain of a problem for the environment, 1.4 million metric tons (1.5 million tons) of pig poo a year to be precise, but an Australian company believes it has part of the answer.
Why not turn the pig poo into power?
Using a bioreactor called "PooCareTM" and other technology, the pig manure is converted into biofuel for cooking and heating while the residual goes to farmers as nutrient-rich fertilizers.
"The benefits are energy and fuel for farmers as well as preventing further contamination of the environment," said Ravi Naidu, chief scientist at CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC Care), a South Australian-based firm involved in drawing up the technology. ...



Rock's going to be rich! (http://www.canada.com/technology/Turning+into+power/6552888/story.html)

Rockntractor
05-02-2012, 02:43 PM
As long as there is no drilling involved!http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/halloween-peur/effrayy.gif

bijou
05-02-2012, 02:48 PM
As long as there is no drilling involved!http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/halloween-peur/effrayy.gif

I'm pretty sure there's no drilling involved. Animal poop is usually just laying around on the surface. :evil-grin:

Retread
05-02-2012, 04:59 PM
This kind of thing has been going on since before Mad Max and the little guy escaped the sty.

noonwitch
05-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Pig poo is an environmental hazzard in areas where there are a lot of huge corporate farms. If there is a way to get rid of it in a way that benefits everyone else, great. Someone should get rich off of it. Go for it Rock!