Today, British company unveiled a prototype for a new vehicle, the BioBug, that runs on poop — more specifically, the methane that arises from human waste. "We have been producing biogas for many years," an employee of the company, Wessex Water, told the Telegraph with a straight face. "With the surplus gas we had available we wanted to put it to good use in a sustainable and efficient way." Added Lord Rupert Redesdale, the head of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association, whose family has been producing gas for centuries,
"This is a very exciting and forward-thinking project demonstrating the myriad benefits of anaerobic digestion (releasing energy from waste). Biomethane cars could be just as important as electric cars."
All they have to do now is get Leonardo DiCaprio onboard. But maybe they'd settle for Howard Stern.
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