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 Poo-powered car hits the streets of Brisbane
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 Posted: Aug 15 2017, 07:54 AM
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Poo-powered car hits the streets of Brisbane
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Every time a toilet is flushed in Brisbane's south and west it could be contributing to the fuelling of Australia's first poo-powered car.

Queensland Urban Utilities is saving millions of dollars every year as it uses the city's toilet waste to power up to 50 per cent of two of its largest sewage treatment plants, and now one of its fleet cars.

QUU spokeswoman Michelle Cull said one day the sewerage and water provider hoped to have an entire fleet of cars that could run on human waste.

Ms Cull was quick to debunk myths about the QUU car.

"We get asked all sorts of funny questions like does the car smell, or does it leave skid marks," she said.

"No, it doesn't smell at all – because it's an electric car it doesn't even have an exhaust pipe so it doesn't have any emissions."
"At the moment we just have the one car, but yes, we do have plans to hopefully one day power our entire fleet by poo," she said.

The car, branded with a toilet on the side, is understood to be the first of its kind in Australia, and runs on electricity generated by the city's sewage.

To run the car, sewage sludge is broken down to form biogas which is then used to drive an engine to create electricity.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/poopowered-car-hits-the-streets-of-brisbane-20170811-gxu4pi.html

I wonder if it back-fires.

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I don't have a problem with this, providing it is economically viable.

If it's just a feel good waste of money it is not worth the paper it is wiped onto.

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 Posted: Aug 15 2017, 06:36 PM
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I heard that they go like the shit! They are talking about converting....dump trucks, as well! As long as they don't get bogged down!
They aren't cheap though, you have to be flush to purchase one!
Installing Porta-Potties in the seats would extend the travelling distance.
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I got the desired result. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/wink.gif

Thanks PJ. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif

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 Posted: Aug 16 2017, 10:01 AM
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Why did the toilet paper not cross the road?

It was stuck in a crack.

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As long as it doesn't turn septic!
I don't think that we should poo-poo the idea!

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PJ, that was a moving comment.

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what about the lump dump factor
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what about the lump dump factor


Then you install a macerator.

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Don't mince your words, just mince your movements.

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