Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Denver Zoo Has a Truck Powered by Poo


If there’s one thing that a zoo has in an abundance, it’s poop. You only have to wonder to the elephant or rhinoceros enclosures to see the mass quantities of poo zoo animals can produce. The Denver Zoo has a very cool way to deal with some of the poop its animals produce. The zoo has modified a little three-wheeled motorized tuk tuk to run on animal waste.

The zoo decided that it was going to take the poo produced by its pandas and use it to power the 20-year-old vehicle. The process of turning the poop into fuel is rather complicated and actually involves the use of some human produced trash as well. The zoo puts the waste in the central chamber and turns it into gasified pellets.

Those pellets are then subjected to high heat with no oxygen to further transform them. The pellets are burned to give off something called syngas, which is burnt in a generator to produce electricity that is then used to charge the batteries for the electric motor in the little three-wheel truck. The process has a more disgusting origin. Apparently, the zoo used a smaller prototype to power a blender used to make margaritas for zoo events.

[via Denver Post via Autoblog Green]

Comments (1):

  1. Markita says:

    More than half of states are reporting widespread activity in what is now being considered an epidemic by one of the nation’s leading health officials

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist


McDonald's Gloves Make Your Fingers Look Like French Fries

Secret Decoder Ring: B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E

Secret Decoder Ring: B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E

Deal: Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone Dock Just $25 (28% off)

Deal: Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone Dock Just $25 (28% off)

Pray That These Praying Robots Don\

Pray That These Praying Robots Don't Kill Us

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo