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Oh S.H.I.T!

By SYF77 on 08 Aug 2010

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Here’s a bug that feeds on human waste. Converted to run on methane gas produced by human excrement, the Volkswagen Beetle cabrio can achieve a top speed of 183 km/h.

Called the "Bio-Bug", the 2.0-liter car performs just as well on methane as on conventional fuel, according to Mohammed Saddiq who heads GENeco, a firm in Bristol England that specializes in sustainability and organic waste. ”Previously, the gas hasn’t been clean enough to fuel motor vehicles without it affecting performance," he said. ”However, through using the latest technology our Bio-Bug drives like any conventional car and what’s more it uses sustainable fuel."

To maintain the Beetle's performance, regular unleaded petrol fuel is used to get the engine going. Once it has warmed up, the car automatically switches to refined methane. "If you were to drive the car, you wouldn’t know it was powered by biogas as it performs just like any conventional car," Saddiq added.

The Bio-Bug returns a fuel consumption figure of 5.3 miles per cubic meter of biogas. The company says one facility could provide for 95.4 million miles of automobile transportation annually, reducing CO2 emissions by 19,000 tonnes. Let’s hope that this technology will enter mass production one day, before the human race get into deep s--t when fossil fuel runs out!

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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