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From our “You can’t make this sh*t up” department comes this timely news tidbit. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found a way to make biofuel from dung collected from turkeys, chicken, and other poultry. They say their process could produce enough poop power to replace 10% of the coal used annually to power electricity generating plants. That would amount to a significant reduction in the amount of atmospheric pollutants added to the global environment.

Biofuels derived from excrement are not new. A bus running on biomethane from human waste began operating in the UK in 2014 ...

Harvesting excrement is more efficient in terms of resources needed to arrive at the end product, so to speak. If someone could figure out a way to make productive use out of the millions upon millions of gallons of waste that accumulate at pig farms and cattle ranches (not to mention sheep, goat, alpaca, and emu operations), there would be enough biofuel available to power the entire world for centuries. No bullsh*t.

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